Greek National Defense Minister and junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader Panos Kammenos, revealed earlier today he had been invited to Moscow in order to hold a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, in the near future.
In a statement issued by Kammenos, it is highlighted that he met with the Russian Ambassador to Athens, Andrei Maslov, during which they discussed strategic cooperation between the two countries, adding that as a result, he received an invitation to the Russian capital, without providing further details. In addition, Kammenos said he also held a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Athens, David Pearce, discussing training and procurement issues, while assuring him that Greece is continuing cooperation within NATO.
We Won’t Vote for Bills Opposing our Principles
Moreover, Kammenos, speaking to Greek “ANT1” TV, said that if a law is against his party’s principles and red lines, they will not vote for it, underlining that ANEL will participate in all cabinet decisions. As he clarified, the relation between that State and the Church will not change because this is a red line for his party. He also raised objections to granting Greek citizenship to migrants’ children. “This government is a national sovereign government that will not be ruled by an email and foreign centers, but will follow the Greek people’s orders,” he underlined. Finally, the Greek Defense Minister announced the review of all armament program contracts signed in the past and committed to total transparency.