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Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin Strengthens Swiss-Greek Relations

From 8 to 11 May, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin will pay a visit to Greece. Official talks on economic and scientific topics are planned in Athens. On the island of Euboea, Mr Parmelin will visit an archaeological site of the École Suisse d'Archéologie en Grèce (ESAG), which is supported by the Confederation.

2024-05-06 15:45:36
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Quelle: Swiss Federal Council

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin will visit Greece from May 8 to May 11 for official talks on economic and scientific topics in Athens, as well as visiting an archaeological site on the island of Euboea supported by the Confederation. The visit aims to maintain and deepen bilateral economic and scientific relations with Greece and support the interests of companies.

Meetings are scheduled with ministers for economic affairs, development, and investments, as well as representatives of the Swiss business and scientific community in Greece. Talks with Minister of Economy and Finance Kostis Hatzidakis and Development and Investment Minister Konstantinos Skrekas will focus on optimizing economic conditions for Swiss companies in Greece.

Switzerland and Greece have good bilateral economic and scientific relations, with trade reaching around CHF 1 billion last year, mainly in pharmaceutical products, precision instruments, and machinery. Over 60 Swiss companies operate in Greece, employing almost 10,000 locals, and there have been numerous collaborations in education, research, and innovation between the two countries.

Greek researchers have received Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships since 1961, and numerous joint projects have been funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the EU's Horizon Europe program..

(Quelle:Swiss Federal Council modified with ChatGPT)

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