Shipping minister discusses trade cooperation with Indian envoy

2 December 2015
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Shipping and Island Policy Minister Thodoris Dritsas discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation with India’s Ambassador to Greece, M. Manimekalai, in his office on Tuesday.

According to a press release from the ministry, Dritsas emphasized the further development of shipping and trade cooperation to benefit the two countries and to promote their cooperation in international organizations.

On her side, India’s Ambassador agreed on the need to deepen cooperation between the two countries, confirming – on the occasion of the 65 years from the official establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries – the excellent level of bilateral relations.

She also identified as possible areas of cooperation maritime transport, port infrastructure, exchange of maritime know-how, the development of economic activities in coastal areas, maritime education and labor, shipbuilding activity and ship dismantling. At the same time, she stressed the need for cooperation at an international level, with emphasis on addressing piracy and armed robbery and on facilitating the exercise of the seafaring profession.

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