Greek PM Antonis Samaras held a telephone conversation with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, at noon today, Athens time.
Mr. Samaras congratulated Mr. Abe on Tokyo being given the task of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games. The two prime ministers agreed to collaborate so that Japan can make use of Greek Olympic Games know-how. The Greek PM invited Mr. Abe to visit Greece within 2014.
The two leaders also agreed to a fruitful cooperation within the framework of the free trade agreements between Japan and the EU, given that Greece will undertake the EU presidency for the first half of 2014.