Samaras In Moscow, Holds Meeting With Ivanov

New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras urged a rekindling of Greek-Russian relations on Wednesday, during an official reception at the Kremlin where me met with the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia Sergei Ivanov, (former defence minister and deputy prime minister). A dispatch from the state news agency quoted him as saying: “We want to rekindle the historic relations that have always existed between Greece and Russia,” Samaras said, thanking Ivanov for his warn reception and “for the friendship that we once again ascertain exists between our peoples and also between the political representatives of the two countries and the New Democracy and ruling United Russia parties. It is especially necessary to develop our relations, particularly now, which is a difficult time for humanity but also for the Greek economy. Cooperation is needed so as to restore the harmonious relationship between Greece and Russia,” Samaras continued, and cited energy, tourism, investments and Russian imports of Greek farm products as areas of priority.amna

Ivanov welcomed Samaras as a “leading political force of Greece” and praised the close cooperation between ND and United Russia both at party level and at leader level, noting that there is a wide range of prospects for the development of relations between the two countries in all sectors, including the economy, politics and culture. (AMNA)

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