Metios, Tsalikidis meet with the British ambassador
Mr. Metios gave Mr. Lodge a comprehensive presentation of the advantages of the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, referring in particular to the geographical location, the cross-border character and the multiculturalism of the region.
He emphasized that the infrastructure of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace is being upgraded and that the region plays an important role as a hub and a passage in the transport, energy and trade sectors.
He also pointed out that the Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region aspires to become an attractive tourist destination and that the Region's administration supports the attraction of investments.
N. Tsalikidis presented the advantages of the Rhodopes
In a post on social media, Rodopi's deputy governor Nikos Tsalikidis says that the ambassador showed interest in the prospect of investment in Rodopi.
More specifically, he states that: "The ambassador is very interested in our region and the prospect of investments both in the Rhodopes and in the Region more broadly.
- The development prospects
- Its geostrategic position
- Its economic value
The major comparative advantages: vertical axis (3 million crossings), gateway for international trade and the markets of Eastern Europe, Komotini Industrial Park (excellently organized, with modern transport, water supply and energy networks), agricultural production of significant added value (abundant presence of water combined with highly productive lands), large and attractive coastal zone (Fanari and Maroneia which make it a tourist destination) with many prospects, energy passage to the Balkans and Europe (TAP pipeline and the Greece-Bulgaria IGB pipeline that pass through Komotini and the Rhodopes).
They are some of the points we discussed and they upgrade the regional unity of the Rhodopes, making it an international point of reference."
Mr. Lodge was accompanied by the head of Political Affairs of the British Embassy in Athens, Christos Psaltis.