MOSCOW, May 10 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia will be a strategic partner of Athens no matter what government is formed in Greece, Ioannis Tagis, the charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Greece in Russia, told a press conference in Itar-Tass on Thursday.
“In any case, no matter what government is formed, all the main political forces in Greece, including the two biggest parties, regard Russia as a strategic partner,” he stressed. “No matter what cabinet is formed, it will be developing relations with Moscow,” he said.
“We are now at the stage when mandates are given to the parties to form the government,” Tagis noted. “If these efforts do not result in forming a government, a new election will be held.” “I believe in that case the election will be held next month and the government will be formed that will define the country’s foreign policy course,” he said.