Greek Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou and his visiting Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu agreed final month to kind a joint committee to strengthen ties between the 2 nations.
The committee would discover the potential of cooperation on points that embrace financial system, investments and tourism.
In line with press studies, Greece is seen as gaining in tourism from Israel for the reason that Israeli raid (in late Might) on a Gaza-bound assist flotilla that killed 9 Turkish residents. The raid brought about main fallout between Israel and Turkey.
Many tales selling Greek locations have appeared within the Israeli press whereas plainly Israeli vacationers are giving Turkey the chilly shoulder.
Press studies talked about a 40 p.c improve within the variety of guests from Israel to Greece in June in comparison with 2009. Throughout the identical month, Israeli guests to Turkey dropped by 44 p.c.
As well as, final month the president of the Chalkidiki Resort Affiliation, Grigoris Tasios, knowledgeable Deputy Tradition and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis that this yr and for the primary time, some 2,000 Israeli vacationers visited Chalkidiki.