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Athens, 21 July 2021

Delegation from Defence and Security Committee of Federation Council of Russian Federation meets with 1st Vice-President of Hellenic Parliament and Chairman of Greece – Russian Federation Friendship Group

The 1st Vice-President of the Parliament Nikitas Kaklamanis and the Chairman of the Greece – Russian Federation Parliamentary Friendship Group Simeon Kedikoglou met today at the Hellenic Parliament with members of the Defence and Security Committee of the Federation Council (upper chamber) of the Russian Federation.

During the meeting the two sides confirmed the good bilateral relations and the intention to further improve and strengthen cooperation in the field of the economy, culture and science.

Mr. Kaklamanis noted that the two countries share not only their common historical roots but also their orthodox religion. He also referred to the Greek diaspora residing in Moscow.

Mr. Kedikoglou referred to the fostering of Greek – Russian relations on many levels, emphasising commercial exchanges and in particular the plan to link the ports of the two countries through the Black Sea, and also made reference to Russian investments in Greece.

For his part, the Chairman of the Defence and Security Committee of the Federation Council Viktor Bondarev referred to the historical tradition of friendship between the two countries, the current ongoing political dialogue and the high level contacts.


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