Greek – Russian talks focus on economy, entepreunership, tourism
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a joint Declaration of the Government of Russia and the Government of Greece on Partnership for Modernisation.
A Memorandum of Understanding on Inter-regional Cooperation was also signed between the Russian Economic Development Ministry and the Greek Foreign Ministry and a Roadmap on Broadening Russian-Greek Cooperation in Agriculture.
The relevant agencies signed a Joint Action Programme in Tourism for 2016–2018, memorandum of understanding on cooperation in standardisation, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, investment and trade. An Agreement on the Main Parameters of Oil and Petroleum Products Supply and a Memorandum of Understanding Between the Ural Federal University and the University of Piraeus regarding BRICS projects were signed as well.
Following the talks, Vladimir Putin and Alexis Tsipras held a joint press conference.
Visit to Mount Athos
In Karyes, the administrative centre of Mount Athos, Vladimir Putin on Saturday attended a prayer service in the Assumption Cathedral with Protoepistat Paul and the brethren and addressed those present following the prayer service.
Later the President of Russia met with members of the Holy Kinot. In his speech, Vladimir Putin emphasised the exceptional role of Mount Athos in preserving the traditions of Russian Orthodoxy. The meeting was also attended by President of Greece Prokopios Pavlopoulos.
Vladimir Putin visited Rossikon – the St Panteleimon Monastery on Mount Athos. After the prayer service attended among others by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Russian leader thanked Archimandrite Jeremiah and the brethren of the monastery for the hospitality and geniality extended to our compatriots. “It is important to continue doing everything to ensure this little corner of Russia on Mount Athos continues to consolidate the spirit of all Orthodox believers”, the President stressed.
Vladimir Putin also had a brief conversation with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
SOURCE: President of Russia official page