The Indian Foreign Minister will visit Athens on November 30, according to an announcement by the Greek Foreign Ministry.
30/11: Επίσκεψη ΥΠΕΞ Ινδίας στην Ελλάδα – στο επίκεντρο θέματα διμερούς & κοινού περιφερειακού ενδιαφέροντος, εξελίξεις σε Αν.Μεσόγειο & Ν.Ασία
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During his visit to Greece, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will have contacts on issues of bilateral and common regional interest, as well as on issues related to the Eastern Mediterranean and South Asia.
The visit of the Indian Foreign Minister follows his teleconference with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias, which took place on October 29, during which the importance of intensifying bilateral contacts and deepening relations between Greece and India were established.
In the same video conference, the two men made special mention of strengthening cooperation in the defense sector and especially in technology.
The Indian Foreign Minister reiterated that his country considers the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which it has ratified, as the basis for resolving maritime issues, and referred to the settlement of a dispute between India and Bangladesh through the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos also met with Indian Ambassador Amrit Lugun in Athens to increase military relations between the two countries last month, as reported by Greek City Times.
The boost in military ties between Greece and India comes at a time when Pakistan continues provocations in the East Mediterranean on behalf of Turkey, despite being located 5,000km away from Greece.
Outlook India reported how the Greek National Tourism Organization participated in the first-ever virtual version of South Asia’s travel and tourism exhibition, SATTEGenX.
“India is one of the emerging markets of high quality and importance on an international level and it is one of the strategic goals of Greek Tourism to enter this market dynamically in the next 3 years,” said Harry Theoharis, the Greek Minister of Tourism. “Already, before the pandemic started, we were in close cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism of India, the first goal being to establish a direct air flight connection.”