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Ioannis Smyrlis resigns from Greek Foreign Ministry for personal reasons

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Ioannis Smyrlis has resigned as secretary general for International Economic Affairs and Openness, the Greek Foreign Ministry announced.
 
In a letter addressed to Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, yesterday, Thursday, Ioannis Smyrlis said he was resigning due to “strictly personal reasons.”
 
The former chair of the ministry-affiliated export-promotion agency (Enterprise Greece) said in a post on his Greek social media accounts, "Today a very important cycle of reforms and successful actions is coming to completion for me and a new one opening up, as I have been enlisted on the electoral race for the new great victory of New Democracy."
 
Smyrlis reviewed what he called a "constructive collaboration with Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias and Deputy FM (Kostas) Fragogiannis", detailing reforms and collaborations at the ministry, and personally thanked for their collaboration the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and all ministry and agency staff and representatives of agencies and businesses he had worked with.