Mitsotakis meets Medvedev, Lavrov in Moscow

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis commenced an effort to build closer ties with Russian leaders in talks with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin in Moscow.

«We are developing a broad and dense network of international contacts for the benefit of the country and national interests. In this framework, relations between Greece and Russia acquire their own special significance, since the many close historic ties linking the two peoples are well known," Mitsotakis told the press after his talks.

«Greece is a country that inseparably belongs to the Western security and value system. This does not mean, however, that it cannot improve its bilateral relations with Russia. And this was the subject of the contacts I had today with Prime Minister Medvedev, Foreign Minister Lavrov and the chairman of the State Duma, to discuss how the framework of bilateral relations between Greece and Russia can be expanded and strengthened," he said.

«We discussed special matters that concern economic cooperation and how we can extend our capability to attract foreign investments from Russian in Greece and how, at the same time, we can improve the performance of Greek exports to Russia, while always acknowledging the framework and restrictions in which we operate."

«I believe that, for Russia, Greece can be a reliable and trustworthy partner and this is precisely the direction that ND's policy intends to move, provided that the Greek people place their trust in ND after the next elections,» Mitsotakis underlined.

Interview with Tass
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