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    Greece, Russia May Sign Energy, Tourism Agreements During Putin's Visit

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    Greece and Russia may sign agreements on energy, tourism and investment during Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming visit to the country on May 27-28, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said Thursday.

    MOSCOW Sputnik) — Russian Rosneft and Greece's Hellenic Petroleum may agree on the basic conditions for oil supplies. Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin is due to sign the agreement from the Russian side, Ushakov noted.

    A program of actions in the tourism sector for the period of 2016-2018 may be also signed.

    According to Ushakov, a memorandum between the Russian Energy Agency and Greece's Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving is expected to be singed as well as a memorandum between the Russian Investment Agency and Enterprise Greece.

    Ushakov stressed that Russia-Greece bilateral trade decreased by 34 percent to $2.75 billion in 2015 because of currency rate fluctuations, sanctions against Russia and the Russian food embargo.


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