The General Secretary of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs Themistoklis Demiris met in Moscow with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko on Monday 1 November.
The diplomats discussed the prospects for Russian-Greek interaction in various fields, relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans, informs TASS… The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement:
“An interested exchange of views took place on international and regional issues with an emphasis on the Cyprus settlement, the state of affairs in the Eastern Mediterranean and the MENA region, the situation in the Balkans. The topic of Russia-EU relations was touched upon. The disposition for mutually beneficial coordination on multilateral platforms, including the UN, the Council Europe, OSCE and BSEC, exchange of support in elections to their bodies. During the consultations, the progress of the implementation of the agreements reached after the high-level talks, the situation and prospects of Greek-Russian cooperation in various fields was thoroughly analyzed. Particular attention was paid to the agenda of upcoming political contacts, events in the context of the Year of History, held under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation and the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic in 2021-2022. “
The ministry’s statement also notes that the meeting highlighted joint efforts to counter the coronavirus pandemic and its negative consequences. The parties agreed to continue expanding the legal framework for cooperation.