The need for the convening of the 13th Joint Greek-Russian Inter-Ministerial Committee in Moscow was stressed at Wednesday’s meeting between Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and Russian Ambassador Andrei Maslov.
The meeting, which took place in a very friendly atmosphere, exchanged views on the preparation of the planned visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Russia where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
At the same time, economic issues and the prospects of Russian investments in Greece were discussed.
Varvitsiotis raised the issue of the restoration of regular air connections between Greece and Russia, emphasising the great interest of the travel agencies of the two countries.
He further stressed that Greece is one of the countries that recognizes, for travel purposes, both Russian vaccination certificates and Russian vaccines.
Varvitsiotis again raised the issue of the return of the Archives of the Jewish Communities in Greece which were stolen by the Nazis during World War II and are now in Russia.
The Deputy Foreign Minister also referred to the recent visit of the Greek Foreign Minister to Russia, which he characterised as substantial and effective in promoting relations between the two countries.