Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday had successive bilateral meetings with India’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Indonesia’s Vice-President Jusul Kalla, on the sidelines of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) held in Brussels.
According to government sources, in his meeting with the Indian vice-president he spoke about the recovery of the Greek economy and the investment opportunities this presents, with a focus on the high-tech sector, telecommunications, startups and shipping.
Naidu spoke about the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) in Septemer 2019, where India will be the honoured country. He noted that a high-ranking government delegation and a very large business mission are expected to attend the trade fair.
During his meeting with the Indonesian vice-president, Tsipras expressed Greece’s support following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that recently hit the country. He also thanked Kalla for Indonesia’s opposition to biased resolutions promoted by Turkey regarding the Muslim minority in Thrace at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
Tsipras and Kalla examined the prospects for bilateral economic cooperation and cooperation in the shipyard sector, deciding to set up a joint committee to enhance cooperation between the two countries. The Greek prime minister referred to the great interest shown by Greek companies in Indonesia, in the pharmaceuticals, construction and building materials sector.
On Friday, Tsipras is to have a meeting with China’s Premier Li Keqiang.