quinta-feira, 9 de abril de 2015

Putin assures that Tsipras didn't ask for financial assistance to Russia

The Greek Prime Minister was received by the Russian President in Moscow, this Wednesday. Vladimir Putin has assured that Alexis Tspiras didn't ask for financial assistance to Russia, however, explained that any investment projects in Greece can rely on lines of credit from Moscow. With regard to European sanctions, the Greek Prime Minister said that this is not the way for the pacification of Ukraine.

The two Governments signed several economic cooperation protocols, in particular, in the energy sector. Moscow invited Athens to participate in the construction of the gas pipeline that will connect Russia to Turkey. The agreements also extend to areas such as agriculture, tourism or infrastructure. Vladimir Putin said that Russia would eventually interested in privatisation programme of the Greek Government and was confident that Russian investors will not be away from contests because of European sanctions.

Tsipras recalled that Greece is a sovereign country and therefore has the right to have their own foreign policy and take advantage of its strategic position in Europe, in the Balkans and in the Mediterranean.

Before meeting with Putin, Tsipras has deposited a wreath at the memorial of the unknown soldier, a symbol of the fight against Nazi Germany.

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