Greece and the Eurasian Economic Committee signed on Saturday in Moscow a joint statement of cooperation with the view to promoting their relations and starting a constructive dialogue.
“The start of our cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Commission, in the context of Greece’s obligations as a member of the European Union, will give us the opportunity to strengthen our cooperation with countries we maintain deep historic and cultural ties,” Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, George Katrougalos, said.
Katrougalos also commented on the foreign ministry’s statement that the joint declaration of cooperation is a clear manifestation of the willingness for mutually beneficial cooperation and noted: “We have close economic cooperation with Russia, but we are looking forward to the prospect of strengthening and deepening our economic relations also with Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus.”
Welcoming the agreement, Katrougalos said that Greece is looking forward to cooperation between countries and regions as well as cooperation at international level in the belief that it will contribute to the mutual understanding and overall growth.
On Monday, Katrougalos met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov in Moscow with whom he discussed the bilateral economic relations and issues related to the economic relation between the European Union and Russia. Immediately after the meeting, the Greek Alternate Foreign Minister said that a new impetus was given to the Greek-Russian economic relations.