Dendias meets with Ambassador Lugun: "India is of importance for Greece"

Nikos Dendias and Amrit Lugun

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with Indian Ambassador Amrit Lugun on Friday and informed him about the recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and in Libya.

It is remembered that India, as a member of the UN Security Council, chairs the Sanctions Committee on Libya in the UN Security Council.

The meeting, as noted by diplomatic sources, is part of the regular contact and exchange of views with India, following the frequent contacts between the Greek foreign minister and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

From now on, as part of the regular briefings with the temporary members of the Security Council, in addition to the permanent members, India will always be informed on Greek diplomacy.

As diplomatic sources say, India is a country of particular importance for Greece and with which Greece shares the common adherence to international law.

During their meeting, Foreign Minister Dendias also expressed to Ambassador Lugun his deepest condolences for the tragic loss of life after the avalanche in the Indian Himalayas

At least 26 people have been confirmed dead after an avalanche struck climbers in the Indian Himalayas, officials said Friday, with bad weather hampering the fourth day of search and rescue efforts on Mount Draupadi ka Danda II in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

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Only days ago in an interview, Dendias said that Greece is "creating a strategic relationship with the largest democracy in the world. A country which in the coming decades is expected to become one of the three largest economies in the world."

"A power that wishes to play a role in international events, far beyond its immediate surroundings. A country with which there is an identification of views regarding our positions, especially the respect of International Law and especially the International Law of the Sea," he added.

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