India and Greece Elevate Ties to Strategic Partnership

  • 28 Aug 2023

Recently, in a momentous Prime Ministerial visit to Greece after four decades, Indian Prime Minister and Greek PM have ushered in a new era of collaboration.

Key Points

  • Elevation to Strategic Partnership: During bilateral talks in Athens, Indian Prime Minister emphasized the enduring warmth and depth of relations between the two countries despite the extended gap. Both leaders agreed to elevate the India-Greece partnership to a 'strategic' level.
  • They are poised to expand cooperation across sectors including defence and security, infrastructure, agriculture, education, emerging technologies, and skill development.
  • Common Goals amid Global Challenges: Both leaders expressed readiness to confront international challenges together, emphasizing adherence to the UN Charter amid global turmoil and conflicts, including the Ukraine crisis.
  • Diverse Areas of Cooperation: The two leaders resolved to strengthen defence industrial collaboration, enhance maritime security, and foster compliance with the Convention on the Law of the Sea.
  • Future Prospects: As a natural progression of ties, a migration and mobility partnership agreement is set to be inked, facilitating skilled migration between India and Greece.
  • Defence and Security Enhancement: Recognizing the importance of bolstering defence industries and military-to-military ties, both sides expressed a joint dedication to enhancing their defence and security cooperation.