MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia is interested in buying assets of Greek railway companies as well as the Thessaloniki port facilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
"Russia could help streamlining the Greek transport infrastructure. We are referring to the participation of Russian business entities in the forthcoming Greek tenders for the purchase of assets of railway companies and the Thessaloniki port facilities. Also on the agenda are a number of other projects that can considerably enhance the potential of bilateral cooperation," Putin said in an article published in Greek newspaper Kathimerini ahead of his visit to Greece on May 27-28.
The planned trip to Greece would be fourth for Putin, after visits in 2001, 2006 and in 2007.