Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is departing for Moscow at 16:00 on Tuesday on a working visit that will include talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday afternoon.
The premier’s visit will begin with the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 10:00 on Wednesday, followed by a meeting with Putin at the Kremlin at 13:00 that will last approximately an hour.
There will follow talks with the participation of delegations from the two countries, the signature of bilateral agreements and joint statements by the two leaders.
On Wednesday evening, Tsipras will meet the heads of expatriate Greek organisations and on Thursday deliver a lecture on “Greek-Russian relations and Europe. Challenges and Prospects” at the Moscow State Institute on International Relations (MGIMO) university.
The Greek premier will then have successive meetings with Russia’s State Duma Chairman Sergey Naryshkin, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.