Vice President Naidu meets Prime Ministers of Greece Portugal

Vice President Naidu meets Prime Ministers of Greece Portugal
Vice President Naidu meets Prime Ministers of Greece Portugal

Vice President Naidu meets Prime Ministers of Greece Portugal

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has met Prime Ministers of Greece and Portugal in Brussels to attend the ASEM Summit 2018 and discussed ways to boost bilateral ties through greater economic cooperation and people to people exchanges.  (October 19, 2018)


Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu met Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa at 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in Brussels and sought his collaboration to strengthen ties in areas of defence, space, infrastructure and startups.

The Vice President mentioned that India and Portugal should collaborate in new areas of cutting-edge technology.

Naidu said defence, space, infrastructure and startups were areas that offer potential business opportunities.

Naidu thanked Costa for joining the Committee set up to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi worldwide.

He also thanked Portugal for reiterating its support for India's permanent membership of the UN Security Council.

Greece Prime Minister Tsipras informed the Vice President Naidu about the economic conditions of Greece and the efforts taken by the government to restore stability to the financial system. 


He commended that the growth of the Indian economy over the last few years has had a positive influence on the global economic situation.

He encouraged Indian companies to consider investing in Greece, particularly in the port sector. He also extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Greece at an opportune time.

India and Greece agreed to further strengthen the bilateral ties between the two nations through greater economic and people to people exchanges.

The Vice President Naidu thanked Prime Minister Tsipras for inviting India as the "Honored Country” at the Thessaloniki International Fair in 2019.

The Vice President thanked Greece for its support for India’s membership to the various export control regimes and for its consistent support for India’s candidature for a permanent seat in a reformed and expanded UN Security Council.

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