Relations between Greece and Russia have continuity and a future, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday in joint statements following his private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia, ANA reports.
The meeting was “an opportunity and a bridge to further strengthen our bilateral relations, based as always on respect and mutual interests,” Mitsotakis noted, noting Russia’s historic relations and role in the Greek Revolution of 1821.
The Greek prime minister said that he and Putin had adopted a joint action program for 2022-2024, which Putin also referred to in his statements, which defines areas of mutual interest and could also be extended to others. . He also thanked Putin for Russia’s contribution to tackling the devastating fires resulting from climate change.
The Russian President described the talks with the Greek Prime Minister as comprehensive and effective and welcomed him to Sochi on the occasion of the centenary of the Revolution for the Independence of Greece, which Russia has since supported. the beginning.
Speaking about the strength of Russian-Greek relations, he said that “in the first three quarters of 2021, bilateral trade increased by 56%”. In addition, Russian companies are strongly interested in investing in Greece, and he said he expected the same response from corresponding Greek companies. He also expressed hope that Greece will support Russia’s bid to host the EXPO 2030 international fair.
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