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Hollande's visit to Athens is "a visit of friendship and trust"

Hollande's visit to Athens is "a visit of friendship and trust"

The visit of French President Francois Hollande to Athens is considered to be "a visit of friendship and trust," according to French diplomats.

Hollande will address the Greek Parliament on Friday (23/10), at 12:00. He will refer to the road map that the country will have to follow, the banks recapitilization, and he will reiterate his own proposals for the EU and the eurozone democratization.

The same sources said that France sends a clear message to Europe to show more confidence to the Greek people.

"Greece is not only the crisis, but it is also its people who have great skills for successful cooperation," according to the sources.

The French President is accompanied by a group of businessmen who will meet with Greek entrepreneurs and organisations in the morning.

France intends to support Greece with technical help in three sectors: tax system, administration and the asset management.

With the view to strengthening the educational and cultural relations with Greece, Hollande will also meet with Greek artists and intellectuals in the afternoon.