Sharing a strong bilateral relationship, India and Greece have increased their engagements in trade, military and tourism in the recent past

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday held a virtual meet with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias and both Ministers agreed to strengthen cooperation in all areas, including commerce, technology and culture.

“The two Ministers welcomed the recent high-level exchanges and agreed to strengthen cooperation in all areas, especially in commerce, technology and culture,” said an official statement.

The EAM took to his Twitter after the meeting and appreciated the “historic friendship” between both sides.

“A very warm virtual meeting with FM @NikosDendias of Greece. Discussed building on our historical friendship through enhanced cooperation in commerce, technology, and culture. The agenda covered our respective regional situations. Will work closely in the multilateral domain,” Jaishankar said in a tweet.

During the meeting, both leaders undertook a detailed review of bilateral ties, underpinned by long-standing historical and friendly relations as well as commonality of views on major international issues of the day.

Further, the two sides discussed a wide range of regional and multilateral issues especially in the context of India’s upcoming membership of the United Nations Security Council.

In recent times, Greek-Indian relations have rapidly increased in the military, diplomatic, and tourism sectors, with promises of increases regarding trade, culture, and technology.

Last week, Indian Ambassador to Greece Amrit Lugun met with Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos in Athens and both sides decided to increase military relations.

“Amb AmritLugun called on Greek Foreign Minister H.E. Nikos Dendias, @NikosDendias today @GreeceMFA. Issues of bilateral interest, regional developments, and enhancement of relations were discussed during the meeting,” the official handle of the Indian embassy in Greece had tweeted.