Greece and Russia strengthen relations with new agreements

Varvitsiotis Moscow

Greece and Russia have entered a new era in relations following the signing of a protocol agreement which sees them strengthening cooperation in  tourism, energy, transport, science and technology, cultural matters, and also on issues relating to tax administration.

The Greece-Russia Cooperation Protocol was signed during the 13th Greek-Russian Joint Interministerial Committee meeting with the Russian Federation’s Transport Minister Vitaly Saveliev and Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis Moscow on Tuesday.

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“The Cooperation Protocol is a successful agreement that paves the way for a new, deeper collaboration between Greece and Russia, and lays the foundations for a productive and successful visit by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis,” Varvitsiotis pointed out in a post on Twitter.

The cooperation protocol includes a series of agreements on tourism, energy, transport, science and technology cooperation, interregional cooperation, cultural matters, and also on issues relating to tax administration.

On Monday, Varvitsiotis met at the Greek Embassy in Moscow with Greek business people active in Russia. “The cornerstone of Greek-Russian cooperation lies in the economy. We have confidence in Greek businessmen. You are our best ambassadors!” he wrote on Twitter.

The Greek premier is scheduled to visit Moscow on December 8, according to an announcement on the Greek Foreign Ministry’s official website