Russian Amb. to Athens: Greece a Traditional and Reliable Partner of Russia

Moscow’s Ambassador to Greece Andrey Maslov. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Christos Bonis)

ATHENS – Greece is a traditional and reliable partner of Russia in Europe, and the two countries can continue building their relations “even under the anti-Russian situation of sanctions” by the EU, Russian Ambassador to Greece Andrey Maslov said on Wednesday during a traditional annual press briefing.

Maslov spoke of the contacts between the two countries recently, including the November visit of Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias to Russia, and the invitation to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who will visit Greece in 2020.

The ambassador also referred to energy and tourism as the two basic sectors of collaboration, making particular mention of Elounda Hills on Crete – a Russian investment of 408.5 million euros, the largest foreign strategic investment in Greece at this point, he said – and Resort Skorpios, known as the home of the late Aristotle Onassis in Greece, an investment worth 165 million euros.

Commenting on the recent Turkey-Libya memorandum of understanding on maritime zones, the ambassador said “I would not like to enter into detailed commentary on the issue, which belongs to specialists to analyse, but the main issue is to observe the principles of international law, including the Lausanne Treaty of 1923 and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982.”

Among other things, he also mentioned that he is confident there will be no armed conflict between Greece and Turkey. “It is impossible for this to happen within NATO, as the United States would never allow an armed conflict,” he said of the organization.

In relation to relations between Russia and the West, he said that “we see there are logical countries, including Greece, that understand the impasse of today’s situation.” He also expressed Russia’s appreciation for “the established stance of the Greeks, that the architecture of security in Europe must include Russia as well.” Russia is interested in a multi-aspect collaboration with the EU, as long as there is interest on the EU’s side, he said.

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  1. HIllarious, this guy also calls America ..its partner, while Nato has just revealed that it will be expanding its war ..against not only Russia , but China…which now makes Greece a rather unreliable Partner!

    And considering.the fact that Mistotakis and the Greek government have portrayed to the people of Greece that they are actively working to develope economic and political relationship with both Russia and China, which can only help the interests of the Greek People..including the massive Port development and technological development by China and would seem that Mistotakis was simply putting on a hide the fact that Greece is not an independent country.and in control by Geoffrey Pyatt and Robert Menendez!

    Former Nazi storm trooper and Now Nato Minister Stotsenburg .announced after the Nato Summit who are the enemies of the proletariat of EU and Nato states and why.which happens to be what U.S plans are….
    U.S War department Secretary, and former V.P of Ratheon Military Contractor .“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, he failed to explain, adding:

    “I need to redeploy (Pentagon) forces to the area” to increase the US military footprint in a part of the world,.but not its own, like Greece!

    All Americans join the suicide march!.

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