Telephone Conversation between Papandreou & Putin


Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou had a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin yesterday.

The contact was an initiation from the Greek side. The Greek government sent condolences to the Russian authorities about the incident that happened in Volgas. Their discussion was made after V. Putin returned from the tragic incident.

They discussed about cooperation, technology, energy and defense issues. A special part of their dialogue was the Bourgas-Alexandroupoli pipeline, which is of great interest to both sides.

Furthermore, the key issue addressed was the Greek crisis. V. Putin expressed his sympathy and hopes that Greece will soon get over the crisis and enter international markets again.

Mr. Papandreou thanked him for his support regarding the IMF. Both leaders expressed their wish to develop the Russian-Greek relationships. V. Putin noted in the past that Greek-Russian cooperation has a strategic importance for both sides. The Greek Prime Minister invited his counterpart to visit Greece whenever he deems convenient.



  1. Putin is familiar with what is happening since the old oligarchs were selling off Russian assets for pennies on the dollar.

  2. Interesting that this happened after the story came out that Russia was willing to loan Greece 25 billion euros in early 2010, but Papandreou was not interested. I guess he liked the IMF better.


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