Seeking Closer Links, Lines Open Between Greece, Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, speaks to Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias as they leave a joint news conference following their talks in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Lavrov and Dendias spoke for closer cooperation between Russia and Greece. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

ATHENS- Putting behind them a flap that saw two Russian diplomats expelled by the former ruling Radical Left SYRIZA for meddling in a deal giving away the name of Macedonia to the newly-named North Macedonia, Greece’s and Russia’s foreign chiefs agreed to set up an official and regular channel of communication without explaining why that hadn’t already been done.

Greece’s Nikos Dendias and Russia’s Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow, signed an agreement setting out the framework for discussions at the foreign ministry level over the 2020-22 period, in a meeting sources who weren’t named told Kathimerini had an “extremely cordial atmosphere.”

The decision, said Dendias, marks the start of “a new chapter” in bilateral ties as the two also were said to have talked about discussed regional issues including Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria and sending energy drill ships and warships into Cypriot sovereign waters.

The talks, Dendias said, focused both on bolstering bilateral ties and fostering “closer cooperation and mutual understanding of international and regional issues,” the paper reported while Lavrov said Greece’s new Conservative government “provides us with an opportunity to analyze and review our bilateral relations and to see how they will further develop” with both men using the quiet code of diplomatic language to avoid saying anything of substance.

Before setting off, Dendias underlined the “historical ties of friendship and cooperation” between the two countries where relations have been on-again and off-again, especially during European Union sanctions over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine’s former civil unrest that was tumultuous.

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  1. TNH and Diamataris only lie on behalf of their Aristocracy of “Glory to America and Israel” Greek Secret Societies!

    First, he does not mention that Greece compliantly supports sanctions against oil and gas exports of Russia, as they do all the invented enemies of America like .Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, and of course, the Syrian Government,and includes illegally taking over the oil and Gas fields of Syria by US masters,and.needed by the suffering people of Syria to live and fight the terrorist armies of the U.S and Nato!

    Of course, TNH does not report, that only the U.S blatantly meddled in Greece to surrender the Macedonian Culture and Name to North Macedonia to now add another U.S base in another country of Europe to start World War 3!

    TNH and MSM do what they do best.lie for their Aristocracy of the Privileged oligarchs and war criminals who own the U.S and EU governments, by creating an illusion of Greece as a sovereign nations promoting a relationship with Russia or China to have any Economic, Political or Military relationship with the people of Greece!.

    War department Secretary Espers expresses, who Greece can do business with…“Our National Defense Strategy emphasizes that our principal concern is to counter China’s and Russia’s sovereign independence, its growing regional and global influence,
    it economic, financial, military and technological development!

    Esper and Misto will just add another U.S base!.. ..

  2. cont..

    John Swinton (1829-1901), A Journalist who worked as a writer for a newspaper, and had a career writing for more than a few stated in America, about the independent press…and perfectly describes what You , Diamataris and Patrick Theros represent with you Greek Secret Societies in the following quote…

    “There is not ONE of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did you know beforehand that it would never appear in print!

    I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with… The business of journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread…

    We are the tools of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes!“

    Diamataris, Theros and there propaganda terrorist in MSM.should be prosecuted for Conspiracy to wage wars of Aggression, and commit homicide, just as much as Trump , Obama, Bush , Menendez, McCain and the C.I.A and State department!.

    Today,,, Diamataris and his TNH propaganda machine of Aristocrats for the Glory to America and Israel Ahepa Masons who leave a real journalist in Jail ..for exposing he and his Israeli Agent Ahepan Robert Menendez war crimes in the Middle East. Julianne Assange!

    Just an illusion ..that Misto runs Greece!

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