Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his visit to Greece. During this meeting, the two sides discussed many issues including terrorism which is seen as a message to Turkey, China and Pakistan. Tensions have deepened in relations between Greece and Turkey, while Turkey enjoys good friendship with China, a rival of India and Pakistan.
Sovereignty must be obeyed and respected
During the meeting, the two sides acknowledged observing the law in accordance with international law and respecting sovereignty, rights and territorial integrity as the basis of international relations, which should be adhered to by all. Interestingly, during the exercises in Turkey involved in a conflict with Greece, Pakistan had practiced with Rafale aircraft, which was considered worrisome for India.
At the same time, the two countries also discussed the tension arising in the eastern Mediterranean. Here Turkey claims the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which Greece claims to be its zone according to UN law. Cyprus and Libya are also embroiled in this dispute because their EEZ is also embroiled in the controversy. In this dispute too, Pakistan supported Turkey.
Threats posed by terrorism
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, in discussions with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dandias, acknowledged the threats posed by terrorism, including extremism, violent extremism and cross-border terrorism. He emphasized that no such form could be justified. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after the talks, the Greek Foreign Minister signed the document of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and handed it over to the Indian side.
According to the statement, the two sides expressed their satisfaction with the joint vision of the Indo-Pacific region, which is inclusive and cooperative. Accordingly, both sides believe that by doing so, connectivity and development for all in the region can be ensured.
India and Greece came together
Earlier last month, the two countries agreed to improve defense ties through the meeting. For this, the two countries also agreed to further enhance the ongoing cooperation in military training. In this, in addition to India and Greece, military exercises, military academic training and dealing with the dangers of hybrid warfare with other nations were discussed.
‘Ceasefire continues on the Line of Control and the responsibility lies with Pakistan’
Foreign Minister arrives in Greece