Let’s proceed with IMEC despite Gaza war, says Greek PM.

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: International Relations

Topic: India’s relations with other nations

Issue: India-Greece

Context: State Visit of Prime Minister of Greece Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis to India.


  • Mitsotakis inaugurated the annual Raisina Dialogue.
  • Despite the Israeli war in Gaza destabilising plans for the India-Middle East Economic Corridor (IMEC), India and Greece should persevere with the “peace project”, said the Greek PM.
  • Greece had decided to join the Indo-Pacific Oceans initiative.

+1 Advantage (Statements for Mains):

  • “To India, Greece is the natural doorstep to Europe and beyond.”
  • Bilateral relationship as a “a partnership between the world’s oldest democracy [Greece] and the world’s largest democracy [India].”
  • India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC)
  • It is a planned economic corridor that aims to bolster economic development by fostering connectivity and economic integration between Asia, the Persian Gulf and Europe.
  • Launched in September 2023 during India’s G-20 chairmanship.

Prelims Connect:

  • Haifa port – Israel ;
  • Piraeus Port – Greece


Indo-Pacific Oceans’ initiative(IPOI)

  • IPOI is a multi-dimensional maritime cooperation framework launched by India in 2019.
  • Aim: To promote a stable, peaceful, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region through collaborative efforts in various maritime domains.

Raisina Dialogue:

  • Raisina Dialogue is India’s annual flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics, committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the international community.
  • The conference is hosted by the Observer Research Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
  • Attended by leaders in politics, business, media, and civil society.
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