Greece can be a reliable and trustworthy partner for Russia and in this direction it intends to move the New Democracy's policy, "said Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a statement after his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Mr Mitsotakis's full statement states: "We are developing a broad and dense network of international contacts for the benefit of the country and national interests. In this context, the relations between Greece and Russia acquire special significance. As we know them, Many historical ties that unite the two peoples.
Greece is a country inseparably part of the western security and securities system. This does not mean, however, that it can not improve bilateral relations with Russia. This was also the subject of the contacts I had with Prime Minister Medvedev, Foreign Minister Lavrov and the president of the Duma to discuss how to expand and strengthen the framework for bilateral relations between Greece and Russia.
We discuss specific issues about economic cooperation and how we could expand our ability to attract foreign investors from Russia to Greece, but how to improve the return of Greek exports to Russia at the same time, always recognizing the framework and the restrictions in which we move.
I think that for Russia Greece can be a reliable and reliable partner. And in this same direction, New Democracy's policy is also meant to move, as the Greeks surround it with confidence after the next elections. "
On the second day of his visit to Moscow, Mitsotakis met in the Russian Parliament and had a meeting with the president of the Duma, Mr. Wiatcheslav Voluntin. Then he met with the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, and then had a lunch with Mr. Lavrov.