Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic Nikos Kotzias (Moscow, June 13, 2018)

Mr Minister, dear Nikos,

Colleagues, friends,

We are delighted to see you in Moscow for a coordination of views on bilateral cooperation and interaction on the regional and international platforms.

This year we will mark the 190th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Hellenic Republic. We are implementing a challenging joint event, the Russia-Greece Cross-Year of Tourism.

I hope that today we will discuss our growing trade and economic relations, as well as humanitarian ties.

Welcome to Moscow!