Greek Minister and Russian Ambassador discuss investments in tourism

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Greek Minister and Russian Ambassador discuss investments in tourismGreek Minister and Russian Ambassador meet on future visit of FM Lavrov and Russian investment of 500 million euros in a hotel in Elounda, Crete

Greek Alternate Foreign Minister Militiadis Varvitsiotis met with Russian Ambassador Andrey Maslov in Athens on Thursday, according to ANA.

The two men discussed the upcoming visit to Athens of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, to occur by the end of the year, and further expansion of cooperation between Greece and Russia. Both men, the minister's office said, expressed the belief that Lavrov's visit will serve to 'restart' relations between the two countries.

Ambassador Maslov also discussed the prospects of investments in Greece, such as in the tourism industry or in the country's privatization program, and referred to a Russian investment of 500 million euros in a hotel in Elounda on the island of Crete.

Varvitsiotis pointed out the difficulties Greek farm exports face in Russia, and raised the issue of tariffs on Greek fur products, calling on Russia to resolve it.

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