Greece is emerging from the crisis and its prospects for growth need to be boosted through substantial foreign investments that will create jobs," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras noted on Thursday. He was speaking during a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni, held within the framework of the 1st Intergovernmental Conference between Greece and Italy on Corfu.

The Greek prime minister said that Italy is a very important partner in the area of investments, adding that he and Gentiloni agreed on the need to strengthen this relationship. "We referred particularly to TRAINOSE, as the agreement was signed today," added Tsipras, underlining that Italy's Ferrovie Dello Stato intends to invest 500 mln euros in the Greek railways (TRAINOSE).