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Athens News Agency: News in English, 12-01-25

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Samaras meets with Ivanov in Moscow
  • [02] Greek trade deficit down 27.1pct

  • [01] Samaras meets with Ivanov in Moscow

    Moscow (AMNA/Th. Avgerinos) -- New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras urged a rekindling of Greek-Russian relations, during his official reception at the Kremlin on Wednesday where me met with the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia Sergei Ivanov, a former defence minister and deputy prime minister.

    "We want to rekindle the historic relations that have always existed between Greece and Russia," Samaras said, thanking Ivanov for his warn reception and "for the friendship that we once again ascertain exists between our peoples and also between the political representatives of the two countries and the New Democracy and ruling United Russia parties.

    "It is especially necessary to develop our relations, particularly now, which is a difficult time for humanity but also for the Greek economy. Cooperation is needed so as to restore the harmonious relationship between Greece and Russia," Samaras continued, and cited energy, tourism, investments and Russian imports of Greek farm products as areas of priority.amna

    Ivanov welcomed Samaras as a "leading political force of Greece" and praised the close cooperation between ND and United Russia both at party level and at leader level, noting that there is a wide range of prospects for the development of relations between the two countries in all sectors, including the economy, politics and culture.

    [02] Greek trade deficit down 27.1pct

    AMNA--Greece's trade balance deficit fell a further 28.6 percentage points in November, containing the deficit by 27.1 percent in the 11-month period in 2011, according to provisional figures released by the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Wednesday.

    ELSTAT, in a report, said that the total value of imports-arrivals, excluding oil products, in November 2011 amounted to 2584.4 million euros (3493.0 million dollars) in comparison with 3110.7 million euros (4236.9 million dollars) in November 2010, recording a drop, in euros, of 16.9%.

    The total value of exports-dispatches, excluding oil products, in November 2011 amounted to 1409.6 million euros (1916.4 million dollars) in comparison with 1465.0 million euros (2007.5 million dollars) in November 2010, recording a drop, in euros, of 3.8%.amna

    The deficit of the trade balance, excluding oil products, in November 2011 amounted to 1174.8 million euros (1576.6 million dollars) in comparison with 1645.7 million euros (2229.4 million dollars) in November 2010, recording a drop, in euros, of 28.6%.amna

    The total value of imports-arrivals, excluding oil products, for the 11-month period from January to November 2011 amounted to 29576.2 million euros (41239.6 million dollars) in comparison with 33821.2 million euros (44796.8 million dollars) for the corresponding period of the year 2010 recording a drop, in euros, of 12.6%.

    The total value of exports-dispatches, excluding oil products, for the 11-month period from January to November 2011 amounted to 14538.3 million euros (20397.6 million dollars) in comparison with 13181.9 million euros (17540.9 million dollars) for the corresponding period of the year 2010, recording an increase, in euros, of 10.3%.

    The deficit of the Trade Balance, excluding oil products, for the 11-month period from January to November 2011 amounted to 15037.9 million euros (20842.0 million dollars) in comparison with 20639.3 million euros (27255.9 million dollars) for the corresponding period of the year 2010, recording a drop, in euros, of 27.1%.


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