13 June 201814:00

Press release on Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias’ visit to Russia


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On June 13, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic Nikos Kotzias.

The officials discussed the further development of Russian-Greek relations in various fields, primarily trade and economic cooperation, and the planned joint projects, as well as analysed the legal framework of bilateral relations. The ministers talked about ways to maintain the high standards of political dialogue within the framework of the Russia-Greece Cross-Year of Tourism and celebrations of the 190th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Hellenic Republic.

They exchanged opinions on international and regional issues of mutual concern, primarily the situation in the Balkans, and reaffirmed the need for finding exclusively political and diplomatic methods to settle the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.

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