PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday in his efforts to attract foreign investment and showcase the positive prospects of the country’s economy following its recent upgrade by international rating houses.

The PM, who had earlier participated in a panel discussion on the state of the energy sector in the EU where he revealed Greece’s intention to become an energy exporter, also met with Alphabet’s President and Head of Investments and Financial Affairs, Ruth Porat, and Google’s President for Activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Matt Brittin.

During the meetings, discussions revolved around the investment opportunities offered by Greece, the country’s comparative advantages, and its economic performance, characterized by high growth rates consistently surpassing the European average. The conversations also touched upon developments in artificial intelligence (AI), an area where the Prime Minister’s initiatives were praised by his counterparts.

Mitsotakis addressed the digital transformation of Greece, the outgrowth in the Greek ecosystem of high-tech companies, government initiatives to map opportunities and challenges arising from developments in artificial intelligence, and the high level of expertise and education provided by the Greek educational system.

During the meeting with Google executives, talks touched on the possibilities of collaboration in harnessing high-tech applications for the prediction of extreme weather events and natural disasters.