Greek PM Asks India to Build Ties 02/21 06:14
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday
asked India to play a leading role in building international partnerships to
meet the unprecedented challenges brought by the wars in Ukraine and the Middle
East and changes in climate and energy security.
"We view India as one of the main pillars of stability and security in the
Indo-Pacific region," Mitsotakis said after his talks with Indian Prime
Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
Modi told reporters that India and Greece agreed to boost ties in the
defense, pharmaceutical, space and shipping sectors as they seek to double
their bilateral trade by 2030 from nearly $2 billion in 2022-23.
Modi also said the two countries set up a working group to cooperate in the
fields of cybersecurity, counterterrorism and maritime security. He added that
new opportunities are arising in India in defense manufacturing and that the
two countries agreed to cooperate in this key sector but did not give details.
Mistotakis, who arrived in India on Tuesday, will also visit Mumbai, India's
financial and entertainment hub, on Thursday. He is accompanied by a large
business delegation. He said Greece and India are investing in renewable
energy, infrastructure, ports and shipping.
India mainly exports aluminum, organic chemicals, and iron and steel to
Greece, whose exports to India include minerals, mineral oils, sulfur, aluminum
foil, electrical machinery and equipment and building stones.