Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis meets the Speaker of the Senate of Canada George Furey and a delegation of Senators

(Dimitris Papamitsos / Greek Prime Minister's Office)

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today, in Maximos Mansion, the Speaker of the Senate of Canada George Furey and a delegation of Canadian senators, who are visiting Greece in view of the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

During their meeting, they discussed ways to reinforce the entire spectrum of bilateral relations, focusing on the economic dimension of the cooperation. Mr Mitsotakis referred to the reforms that have been and are still implemented by the government, in order to attract investments, as well as to lowering taxes.

They specifically referred to the large Greek community of Canada. An indication of the intense activity and dynamism of this community is the fact that Leo Housakos, a Senator of Greek origins, is also part of the Delegation of Senators who accompanied Mr Furey.

They also talked about the Russian invasion in Ukraine and the new landscape that is being formed for the European security architecture.

The Prime Minister referred to the initiatives undertaken by the country to support Ukraine, as well as the assistance provided to the Greek community.

The Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Senate of Canada exchanged views about the impact of the war on the economy, specifically in the energy sector. Kyriakos Mitsotakis analyzed his plan for the energy efficiency of Greece and its long-term self-sufficiency, focusing on Renewable Energy Sources, the announcements concerning national gas explorations in six regions in Greece, as well as the country’s initiatives to become a strategic energy gateway in the Balkans and the EU.