MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. Greece plans to discuss in detail ways to further develop its bilateral relations with Moscow, as well as to synchronize watches on European security issues, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Friday in talks with his Russian counterpart. Sergei Lavrov.
The top Greek diplomat noted that this was the fifth meeting with his Russian counterpart in the past two and a half years, but the ongoing negotiations were of “particular importance”. “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to discuss in detail security issues in Europe during today’s meeting. It is well known that Greece stands for the preservation of peace, security and stability, as well as a constructive dialogue based on the principles of respect for international norms, international law, the law of the sea and the fundamental principles of the Charter of the United Nations,” said Dendias.
Dendias plans to brief his Russian counterpart “on the development of the situation in the Aegean region, the Eastern Mediterranean, on the Cyprus issue”, to exchange views on the situation in Syria and Libya and to hear Moscow’s position on this. “I look forward to a detailed discussion on ways to further develop our bilateral relations, especially after the meeting that took place between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Russian President Vladimir Putin last December,” he said. He underlines. “I think our bilateral agenda is very rich and we have something to discuss.”