Tuesday, July 27, 2021

EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar calls on Greek PM; holds bilateral talks with his counterpart Nikos Dendias

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar called on Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis and also held bilateral talks with his counterpart Nikos Dendias today.

Both sides had a comprehensive exchange of views on further consolidating the bilateral relations, which continue to deepen and expand rapidly.

They noted with satisfaction the ongoing cooperation in several areas. These areas include trade and investment, science and technology, culture, academics and people-to-people contact.

India and Greece agreed to work together to further enhance collaboration in these areas. It was also agreed that the next round of Foreign Office Consultations and Joint Trade Committee would be held soon.

Both sides also agreed to work towards the establishment of a Strategic Partnership.

They also shared views on regional and global issues of mutual interest in the context of new geo-political and geo-economic realities, including the Indo-Pacific.

Both sides noted with satisfaction the convergence of each-others’ vision for a free, open, inclusive and cooperative Indo-Pacific ensuring connectivity and growth for all in the region.

The Greek Foreign Minister signed and handed over the Agreement on the International Solar Alliance to the Indian side.

External Affairs Minister Dr. Jaishankar welcomed Greece to the family of the ISA.

Both sides agreed that this will assist the two countries in realisation of the energy goals set by the respective governments to make renewable energy a significant part of the energy supply.

They noted the importance of movement of people in an orderly and legal way and agreed to work towards and signing an agreement on migration and mobility.

Dr Jaishankar also unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Athens. The statue will act as a strong symbol of friendship between the two countries.

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