German Minister of Economics and Technology and Vice Chancellor Philipp R?sler will arrive in Athens on Thursday, heading a large delegation of German businessmen.

Resler will hold talks with Greek Development Minister Mihalis Chryssohoidis. The two men met in Berlin, earlier this week, on the sidelines of the annual conference on "German Industry Day", which was organised by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

The purpose of the visit will be the formulation of specific investment initiatives, while a Greek-German economic cooperation agreement will also be signed.