Greek Deputy Minister of National Defence visits Australia Cooperation of the defence industries of the two countries on the agenda
Defence Redefined
Published on 26/10/2022 at 18:43

The Deputy Minister of National Defence, Nikos Hardalias, visited Australia and met, among others, with the Minister of Defence, the Deputy Minister of Defence and the Defence Committee of the country.

Specifically, the Greek Deputy Minister of National Defence met with the MPs – members of the Defence Committee of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, MP Shayne Neumann, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade, Senator Mr. David Fawcett, Vice-Chairman of the Committee, MP Steve Georganas, Member and Chairman of the Trade & Development Committee, MP Luke Gosling, Committee Member, MP Micheal McCormack, Committee Member, MP Maria Vamvakinou, Member of the Committee and Chairman of the Committee on Immigration, Senator Mrs. Deborah O’Neill, Committee Member and Federal Member of Parliament Mr. Peter Khalil.

Among the issues discussed and referring to defence cooperation in the fields of security and defence, Mr. Hardalias proposed to consider Australia’s participation in joint programs of PESCO and other European organizations.

On Tuesday October 25, 2022 the Minister also met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Australia, Mr. Richard Marles, at the House of Parliament, Canberra.

As reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the talks focused on the bilateral relations between Greece and Australia, perspectives and possibilities of further strengthening it in multiple fields, such as cooperation in the field of Defence and Defence Industry, health security and emerging technologies.

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