Tsipras has called cooperation with the United States the best prospect for Greece

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in photobacteria-the Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras. Archival photoTsipras has called cooperation with the United States the best prospect for Greece© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras said that the Greek and American peoples share common values and strategic cooperation between the two countries will become the best Foundation of a new Outlook for Greece and the region.

This statement Tsipras spoke, opening the American pavilion at the 83rd International fair of Thessaloniki (TIF), where the United States is the honorable country.

Tsipras said that during the trip to Washington was discussed with the President of the United States Donald trump the importance of the first international exhibition of Thessaloniki after Greece’s exit from the eight-year program of structural adjustment, which marks the return of the economy and the country to a normal situation, growth, and the participation of the United States as a country of honor to TIF.

«Our two peoples have so much in common. First of all, we share common values, a struggle for common values and common goals of freedom and democracy. We have historical ties, very strong ties of history, hard work, hard times, but also continuous efforts for progress and prosperity», — said Tsipras.

According to him, now Greece has left behind the recession and austerity. «Now we can unlock the potential of the Greek economy, we can focus on creating new wealth that we can invest where we have comparative advantages», — said the Prime Minister of Greece.

In his opinion, Greece should take a lot of important experience and know-how at present a large delegation of businessmen from the United States.

«We want the United States, the leading force in the world economy and global production, where the flourishing ideas innovations and startups-entrepreneurship, were supporters of our efforts to give new impetus to the Greek economy, investing in new ideas, innovation and innovative entrepreneurship», — said Tsipras.

The Prime Minister said that Greece can play a very important role in the sensitive region, it plays a key role in the Balkans.

«I would like to reiterate its conviction that the strategic cooperation between Greece and the USA will be the best basis, I would say, the best Foundation new prospects for Greece and for the region. Prospects for security, development, peace and stability,» said Prime Minister of Greece.

Tsipras heads the radical left coalition SYRIZA, which before coming to power was among the fiercest opponents of the United States and its policies.

Exhibition of Thessaloniki is the largest in Greece and throughout the Mediterranean. Thessaloniki for the period of the TIF becomes the center of economic and political life. In 2016 TIF the guest of honor was Russia in connection with carrying out of Cross year of Russia and Greece. In 2017 the guest of honor was announced in China in connection with the year of friendship between Greece and China. In 2019 the guest of honor will be India.