Wildfires: Mitsotakis Speaks on the Phone with His Russian Counterpart Mishustin

ATHENS — Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday spoke on the phone with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin and thanked him for the offer of Beriev Be-200 firefighting aircraft which contributed and substantially contributes to the tackling of the wildfires while they also discussed the possibility of additional firefighting assistance.

On his part, Mishustin conveyed Russian President Vladimir Putin's support and invited Mitsotakis to visit Russia. Mitsotakis accepted the invitation and is expected to visit Russia before the end of 2021.

The cooperation in the fight against the novel coronavirus was also among the discussed issues as well as the increase of flights between Russia and Greece in the summer.

Finally, Mitsotakis and Mishustin referred to the enhancement of the trade relations between the two countries which has already brought significant and measurable results.

FM Dendias speaks on the phone with Russian FM Lavrov

Foreign Minister NikosDendias had an extensive telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Monday. The battling against wildfires was discussed as well as the possibility of dispatching an additional Beriev BE-200 aircraft to provide assistance was requested, the Foreign Ministry said in a post on Twitter.

They also discussed the possibilities for the deepening of the Greek-Russian relations and, in this context, there was an exchange of views on the upcoming visits in the autumn. EU-Russia relations were also discussed along with the potential of cooperation in civil protection issues.


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