The Kremlin confirmed the visit of the Prime Minister of Greece

© Press service of the Prime Minister of Greece, Andrea BonettiПремьер-the Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras. Archive photoThe Kremlin confirmed the visit of the Prime Minister of Greece© the Press-service of the Prime Minister of Greece, Andrea Bonetti

The Kremlin confirmed the visit of the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras in Moscow on 7 December, said the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

«Yes, indeed, such a visit is being prepared,» said Sands, answering the question of journalists about preparations of the trip.

Tsipras’s visit to Moscow was planned in the second half of 2018, but was called into question due to diplomatic conflict. Athens in early July, announced the expulsion of two Russian diplomats and a ban on entry into the country to two citizens of Russia. Sixth of August the Russian foreign Ministry announced a mirrored response. To prepare the visit of Tsipras planned a trip to Athens, foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

Tsipras September 9, said that now Greece is working to restore relations with Russia, and he has an invitation to visit Russia in 2018, he hoped that the diplomats of the two countries will work on this issue. The Prime Minister then announced that the parties work «on the restoration of a normal situation and in order to strengthen cooperation in several areas».

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