ATHENS AND MOSCOW SEE EYE TO EYE
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 54
. During talks in Moscow described by both sides yesterday as amicable, the foreign ministers of Russia and Greece declared their intention to broaden bilateral economic relations. Yevgeny Primakov and Theodoros Pangalos also claimed to have found much common ground on international issues. Although Greece is a NATO member, Pangalos claimed to sympathize with Russia’s discomfort over NATO enlargement. He also criticized Turkey, which he intimated has imperial ambitions along Russia’s southern flank and might also be meddling in the Chechen conflict. Earlier he had suggested that Russia and Greece also shared frustrations over Turkish regulations on shipping through the Black Sea Straits. (Interfax, March 15 & 18) Like Russia, Greece is a traditional rival of Turkey.
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