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EXIM Chairman Reed Addresses 31st Annual Greek Economic Summit

Underscores Important Role EXIM Can Play in Furthering U.S.-Greece Business, Investment, and Trade Relations


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WASHINGTON — Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed yesterday gave keynote remarks (recorded) as part of the 31st Annual Greek Economic Summit, organized by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.

“In the wake of the serious economic challenges Greece has endured in the past year, EXIM can be a part of Greece’s efforts to embark upon a sustainable path of growth and competitiveness in today’s uncertain global environment,” said Chairman Reed. “The years ahead promise prosperity and EXIM hopes to play a significant role in the United States and Greece working together on private investment in critical infrastructure and development projects, especially those in the energy sector and involving cutting-edge technology, where American products lead the world.”

Chairman Reed also highlighted her September 2020 visit as part of a U.S. government delegation visit to Athens, Greece, led by U.S. International Development Finance Corporation CEO Adam Boehler. During the trip, Chairman Reed met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, senior government officials, and private sector leaders to discuss advancing economic cooperation, development, and strategic investments that support diversity of supplies.


EXIM is an independent federal agency that promotes and supports American jobs by providing competitive and necessary export credit to support sales of U.S. goods and services to international buyers. A robust EXIM can level the global playing field for U.S. exporters when they compete against foreign companies that receive support from their governments. EXIM also contributes to U.S. economic growth by helping to create and sustain hundreds of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. In recent years, approximately 90 percent of the total number of the agency’s authorizations has directly supported small businesses. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt.

For more information about EXIM, please visit www.exim.gov.