Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met in Athens, with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Greece, Andrey Maslov, on Monday, to discuss the further enhancement of tourism relations between the two countries.
Mr Maslov underlined the strong historic bond between Greece and Russia. The two also spoke about the ninth session of the joint inter-ministerial committee between Greece and Russia to be held later in the year, as well as common actions to be taken towards the organization of promotional events in both countries through to 2016. Both Greece and Russia will be holding cultural events for the strengthening of ties.
In the last few years, Russian tourists have flocked to Greece, and Crete in particular, contributing in large part to the country’s tourism revenue.