"The exit from the third program is a big moment. A new period is starting for Greece and France will always be next to it," said the French ambassador to Athens Christophe Chantepy, during the July 14 national anniversary being celebrated on Friday at the French archaeological school.

Chantepy highlighted that the French embassy will work to further boost Greek-French ties with an emphasis on growth in investments and the support of young people to stop the brain drain. "This is what we are preparing with the Mazinnov network," he said.