Greece’s commitment to resolving tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean in the context of International Law was discussed in a video conference between Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, held on Thursday.
The Indian minister emphasized that his country considers the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as the basis for resolving such disputes, and referred to a maritime disagreement between his country and Bangladesh which was settled in the context of international arbitration.
The two ministers also discussed strengthening cooperation in the defense sector, and especially in technology.
Diplomatic sources pointed out that strengthening ties with India is important, given that India’s neighboring country Pakistan is conducting joint naval drills with Turkey. The meeting, they said, is part of Greece’s relations-building with rising powers in the world such as India, which has been voted a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.