Tsipras, Putin see eye to eye on energy, diverge on geopolitics

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin held wide-ranging talks in Moscow on Friday, agreeing that a diplomatic spat in the summer had ended and expressing a common interest in energy cooperation.

In a joint press conference, Putin said Moscow would consider inviting Greek companies to help deliver Russian gas to European countries.

"We are ready to consider the possibility of inviting Greek companies to join major infrastructure projects for the delivery of Russian gas to Europe via the southern route," Putin said. The two leaders also discussed cooperation in other areas of the economy including tourism.

The two men indicated that a dispute this summer, which led Athens to expel Russian diplomats suspected of trying to undermine the Macedonia name deal, was in the past.

Putin described the allegations that led to the...

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