Greek president: The decisive contribution of Russia in tackling major challenges

Greek president: The decisive contribution of Russia in tackling major challenges

Athens, January 15, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Olga Mavrou

The President of Greece, who during his visit in Moscow met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, said that “Greece considers the contribution of Russia decisive in tackling the major challenges that lie ahead” and that the differences between EU and Russia should soon be overcome. He also invited Putin to visit Greece in 2016.

The Russian president said that Greece has always been a friendly country with unique historic ties to Russia.

The Greek president is to visit Germany on Monday, where he will have a meeting with Angela Merkel. The main issues to be discussed is the refugee crisis and the reforms in Greece -especially the social security bill.