ATHENS, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged French businesses on Friday to invest in Greece, as it emerges from crisis, and assured them that they would not regret it.
“Greece is an opportunity... a real opportunity,” Tsipras told French business leaders accompanying French President Emmanual Macron on a two-day trip to Athens.
“You won’t regret your choice,” he said.
Tsipras added that attracting investment was a top priority for his government, which aims to reduce the jobless rate and make Greece financially independent in 2018, when the country’s third international bailout expires.
After seven years of crisis, Greece’s economy could grow by more than 2 percent, Tsipras said. (Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou; Writing by Renee Maltezou; Editing by Gareth Jones)