MOSCOW, 17 Jun - RIA Novosti/Prime. Greek food producers at the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF) will try to improve Relations with the Russian participants of the market, said the head of the business delegation from Greece SPIEF Christos Staikos (Christos Staikos).
"Two of the largest Greek meat processing organizations, one dairy Firm, Two export-oriented fruit trading organisation and one cooperative Union of fruit producers will take part in SPIEF 2015 to explore fresh ways of cooperation and strengthening existing relationships with Russian and other international companies," said Staikos in the conversation.
in addition, according to his statement, these organizations will seek to build strong relationships with major players in the local food market. He also said that the Greek authorities are trying to find creative ways to calm the harm from food embargo. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US imposed penalties against a number of sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment.
"Backed by the extensive experience of the interaction between Greek and Russian companies, We are looking for creative ways to deal with these negative results and help to restore the extremely main Relations between Russia and the EU," he told Staikos." We are aware that the Russian Federation cannot make an exception for only one country of the EU, " He added, noting that the negative results from the imposition of penalties is obvious for both sides.
Staikos also said that six Greek organizations involved in the hospitality and travel industry, will participate in the forum to advertise their services. SPIEF this year will be held June 18-20. On the sidelines of the forum will be discussed, for example, prospects for the global and regional economies in terms of geopolitical challenges.