Greek-French collaboration pact on maritime issues

Greek-French collaboration pact on maritime issues

Greece and France signed an agreement stating their intent to collaborate on maritime-related issues on Monday. Greek Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Minister Christos Stylianides, Environment and Energy Minister Thodoros Skylakakis, and French Secretary of State for the Sea and Biodiversity of France Herve Berville signed the document.

Some of the collaborations the agreement foresees include the following: regular consultations on the preparation for the UN Ocean Conference in Nice (June 9-13, 2025), including the issue of a preventative suspension of deep-sea drilling, and dealing with plastics pollution; consultations on the development of offshore wind energy; and looking for opportunities for joint actions or investments in shipping, as well as collaboration in adapting Greek and French ports to European and global environmental standards.

According to the Shipping Ministry, the Greek-French collaboration can be achieved through the exchange of technical know-how, the activation of experts and exchanges of methods and tools, and the activation of every interested party to develop and achieve joint projects. 

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