Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras plans to visit in June, the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF), said the Deputy defense Minister of Greece Kostas Isihac, co-chair of the Russian-Greek intergovernmental Commission.
first press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that Athens until not Tsipras confirmed their participation in the St. Petersburg international economic forum, which will take place June 18-20 in St. Petersburg. But, According to Peskov, the Russian Federation will be glad to see the Greek commissioners at the St. Petersburg forum.
"I think that during the upcoming visit to St. Petersburg, where Tsipras will participate in the forum (SPIEF - ed.) where he was invited, will be presented the details and will be more in-depth discussion," said Isihac, answering the question of Greece invitation to become a member of the development Bank of the BRICS.
"This will mean a new opportunity for interaction between Greece, Russia and Europe. This will be a sign that we can cross the ghosts of the cold war, which began with the fall in the Ukraine. In this respect, Greece will have the opportunity to make a contribution for the whole of Europe, opening up fresh ways of cooperation not only with Russia, But also the BRICS countries, " added Isihac.