German Vice Chancellor Philipp Roesler, arriving at an event of the Federation of Hellenic Enterprises, the German Industry Federation and the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, stressed that the reforms must go ahead because it is important that there should be investments.
He added that he is in Athens "with great joy" to give a message of optimism. "We are going through difficult times" he said, "but the businessmen and the politicians can provide the economic support that the country requires."
On his part, Development, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Mihalis Chryssohoidis said that Roesler came as a friend of Greece with the criterion of support for the effort being made and stressed the importance of all forces working together for the course towards growth and the exit from the crisis.