The development of activities in the tourism sector dominated the visit of the ambassador of Argentina in Athens Carolina Colman to Crete.
Colman met with the deputy regional governor Apostolis Voulgarakis and expressed her enthusiasm for the natural beauty of the island, as well as her admiration of the cultural and archaeological heritage.
As she said, the aim of her visit was the development of actions in the tourism sector, as Greece is a popular destination for the people of Latin America. According to a statement of the local administration, apart from tourism, significant opportunities for cooperation exist in the areas of culture, trade and research. Colman made particular reference to the large Greek community that exists in Argentina (approximately 35,000 citizens) as well as the good relations between the two peoples, mainly through the promotion of music activities and culinary tradition.
The ambassador briefed Voulgarakis on the annual programme “accommodation” in Argentina, which she intends to expand in Greece. This is an annual programme that combines employment for six months, and holidays, for another six months, in Argentina, and which is addressed to people aged up to 35 who wish to live in the country, learn about the culture, and obtain new experiences.
Voulgarakis pointed out the common elements that unite Greece and Argentina. He made a presentation of Crete and the possibilities for cooperation between the two countries, both for tourism and culture, as well as trade, emphasizing on the productive power of the primary sector and the famous quality of the Cretan food. He also informed the Ambassador about the Educational Institutions of the city, and the research project of the Technical University of Crete as well as the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania.