U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, right, sits next to Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, ahead of a speech by the Prime Minister at Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Saturday inaugurated a trade fair in recession-weary Greece, where the government is pushing for overseas investment but faces mass protests after years of plummeting living standards. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses attendants at the opening ceremony of Thessaloniki’s International Trade Fair, at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Greece last month ended its third consecutive international bailout and now must return to markets that have been rattled by financial concerns in nearby Italy. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
THESSALONIKI, Greece — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras painted an optimistic vision Saturday night of a Greece that has emerged from eight years of financial austerity imposed by creditors and is on the road to economic recovery.