Dendias eyes ‘new chapter in Greek relations with Russia’
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Wednesday expressed hope that the meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov will mark the start of a new chapter of Greece's bilateral relations with Russia.
"It is a great pleasure for me to be in Moscow today. It is my first visit since being appointed as a foreign minister. We had a very interesting one-on-one discussion in a very friendly atmosphere. During our conversation we were able to demonstrate the importance we both attach to promoting our cooperation. This effort to strengthen our relations has a twofold objective: To promote our bilateral ties on a wide range of issues based on existing conditions, on the one hand, and to foster closer cooperation and mutual understanding of international and regional issues," said Dendias, as the next round of talks with the delegations of both sides got underway.