MOSCOW, March 10. The settlement of the Syrian crisis and the problem of refugees in the EU have become topics of a telephone conversation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. According to the press service of the Kremlin.
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“In discussing international problems the main attention is paid to the Syrian crisis with emphasis on the need to respect the ceasefire in the country”, – noted in press service. “The Russian President said that ensuring the truce is a key factor to normalize the internal situation, improve the humanitarian situation in the region and most important step towards Syrian political settlement”, – said in the Kremlin.
“The Prime Minister of Greece commended the efforts and in turn briefed about efforts through the European Union actions concerning the settlement of the refugee problem”, – have informed in a press-service.
During the exchange of views on topical issues of bilateral cooperation the parties confirmed mutual interest in strengthening mutually beneficial ties in various fields, especially in trade, investment and energy spheres. “Noted, what’s next in 2016 the event in the framework of the Year of Russia in Greece and Year of Greece in Russia and the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the presence of Russian monasticism on mount Athos will open new opportunities for rapprochement between peoples of the two countries”, – reported in the Kremlin.
Putin and Tsipras have agreed on upcoming contacts at various levels, said the press service.