The Kremlin appreciates the dialogue with the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras as a positive, noting the desire of Athens to the interaction, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"the dialogues are very positive. In truth, many facets of cooperation, it was said, there are common tasks "- quoted Peskov RIA " Novosti ". Pekov noted that task is the alignment of trade, which declined in 2014.
"The potential is quite large, there is a common project on which you must work hard. For this reason, very positive. Importantly, the Greek partners are determined to continue cooperation one way or another that finds the absolute return, and from the Russian side ", - he added. Remember, the Greek Prime Minister visited Moscow on a working visit on 8 April. By results of negotiations of the Russian and Greek leaders Moscow and Athens signed an action plan for 2015-2016. In addition, the results of the negotiations was signed a Memorandum of convening in 2016 the year of Russia in Greece and the Year of Greece in Russia. Referring to the interaction between pairs of countries in the energy sector, Putin said that Greece because of the "Turkish stream" can become a major distribution centers in the European Union. In addition, the presidents discussed the Ukraine and the issue of introduction of sanctions against Russia from the EU. For example, Putin reminded that Russia is extremely interested in the full implementation of the Minsk agreement on Eastern Ukraine. But Tsipras said that Greece has repeatedly expressed its disagreement with the logic of imposing sanctions against Russia, such action is in fact an economic war. First Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras, responding to criticism of the address of Athens for his trip to the capital of Russia, said that Greece is a sovereign country and can on a independent policy. On Wednesday the head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said that the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras is not required to jeopardize the unity of the European Union during his visit to the capital of Russia. Yesterday trip Tsipras in the capital of Russia, the European Commission reminded Greece about what it would cost to stick a pan-European approach to Russia." We expect that all EU countries will be able to speak with our trading partners, and also with Russia ", - said the Commissioner of the European Commission Daniel Rosario.