Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at Athens Investment Zone Site at former ΧΡΩΠΕΙ Dye Works

Monday, December 30, 2020

Congratulations, Prime Minister, Minister Georgiadis, and Minister Dimas.

You’ll remember, Prime Minister, in 2018 at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), when we walked through the Start Up Pavilion there, there was a young man and you asked him what he wanted to do in the future.  He said he wanted to go to MIT and then establish a start-up.  There are so many young people like that in Greece.  I think 2020 has been very exciting to see all of the growth and attention that the Greek start-up sector is getting in the United States.  And I’m very excited about the prospect of being able to build further our U.S.-Greek partnership around this center because we have done the same thing in Chicago and Los Angeles and across the United States.  So, this is a fantastic foundation and we’ve got some real momentum.