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Russia to help Greece tackle crisis: Lavrov

Russia to help Greece tackle crisis: Lavrov

091204h-003 Meetings of the Foreign Ministers at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - Press Conference by Sergey Lavrov (Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation)Athens, October 31 Russia has said it’ll support Greece’s efforts in overcoming the current economic crisis through more development of bilateral cooperation in several sectors.

On visiting Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday here during talks said that we support the Greek government’s efforts to overcome the economic difficulties with Greece’s political leadership, “,”

On the discussions were bilateral and international problems like the prospects of Russian investments in the Greek privatisation program, Greece’s coming EU presidency in the first half of 2014 and developments in Syria.

Karolos Papoulias the President of Greek expressed confidence that Lavrov’s visit would provides a boost to trade and economic ties between the 2 countries, and especially the flow of Russian tourists to Greece.

Tourism and energy are the 2 sectors in which Athens and Moscow are hoping to boost their collaboration.

Greece pledged that one of the priorities of its EU presidency would be the improvement of EU-Russian relations.


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