The President of Greece will visit Moscow and meet with Putin

The President of Greece will visit Moscow and meet with Putin

ATHENS/MOSCOW, 14 Jan. The President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Thursday will arrive in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and take part in the Gaidar forum.

The two presidents will discuss bilateral relations.

Greek media called the visit to Moscow is very important and note that it has the purpose of further improving relations between the two countries and is also involved in the cross year of Russia and Greece.


Pavlopoulos will visit Moscow to participate in the Gaidar forum “Russia and the world: a look into the future”. Fourteenth January Pavlopoulos will deliver a speech at the forum.

According to the press service of the Kremlin, the meeting of presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin and Greece Prokopis of Pavlopoulos will be held on January 15.

Putin and Pavlopoulos meet for the first time. They plan to discuss the state and prospects of Russian-Greek relations, including taking into account the implementation in 2016 of cross years of Russia and Greece. Will also be examined current international issues.

Culture will play a significant role during the cross-years of Russia and Greece was planned hundreds of events, including major exhibitions in the capital and a tour of the famous theater groups.

But the year will be devoted not only art and culture but also the economy, politics, science, technology, and other topics.

In Greece believe the prospects for economic cooperation are highly optimistic, despite the problems that exist at the international level and impeding their development. This restriction measures imposed by the European Union against Russia and the response of the Russian side related to the embargo on agricultural products from EU countries.

During the year it is planned to give impetus to our bilateral relations and cooperation in almost all spheres, to find new schemes for investment cooperation, to stimulate trade and increase in tourist flows. Russia will be the guest of honor at the International exhibition in Thessaloniki, which takes place in September. In addition, in 2016 celebrated the Millennium of the Russian presence on mount Athos. All these issues can be addressed at a meeting between Putin and Pavlopoulos.

Perhaps that will be raised also questions of humanitarian cooperation, and the Greek President will talk about the situation with refugees and migrants. The main stream in Europe comes from Turkey via Greece.

It is not excluded that the President of Greece will inform Putin about the situation in the economy.

The President of Greece Prokopis pavlopulos the first visit to Russia. In the position of the head of state he assumed in March of 2015.

In Greece the President is elected by Parliament and is endowed with a number of powers, however, the direct management of the country is the Prime Minister.

According to the Greek Constitution, the President is the arbiter of government institutions and mainly performs representative functions. However, Prokopis Pavlopoulos has a very active political activity, particularly in the international arena.

In addition, earlier in Russia also came the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras.