Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with entrepreneurial and investment executives in the context of the World Economic Forum

(Dimitris Papamitsos / Greek Prime Minister's Office)

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today with high-ranked investment and business executives, in the context of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, in Switzerland.

During their meeting, the Prime Minister and the CEO of the Abu Dhabi investment Fund Mubadala, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, reviewed the cooperation between the two sides and they examined mature projects that attract investment interest in Greece, in the context of bilateral cooperation in co-investments, which has been substantially broadened this year. Minister of Development and Investments, Adonis Georgiades, participated in the meeting.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Prime Minister pointed out the friendship and cooperation that has been developed between Greece and the United Arab Emirates, while Mr Al Mubarak stressed that Greece is a “special strategic partner” for the UAE, adding that these last two years an “impressive” progress has been reported in the bilateral relations of the two countries.

In the meeting of the Prime Minister with Ray Dalio, founder and Investments Director of Bridgewater Associates, they highlighted the fact that the investment climate in Greece has been reversed in the last years, while they also discussed the traditional and new competitive advantages that have emerged as well as the opportunities offered in our country thanks to the high-skilled workforce. Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Mr Dalio exchanged views on the current challenges of the global economy.

The Prime Minister then met with Jared Cohen, Jigsaw CEO, which is an Alphabet subsidiary. They discussed international technological developments.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis then met with the CEO of Trafigura, Jeremy Weir. During their meeting, they exchanged views on the prospect of the energy transformation of the Greek shipping industry, in the context of the wider holistic strategy for the transition to Green energy sources, both in coastal connections and infrastructure on the Greek islands.