Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mutually Acceptable Solution on Submarine Issue Being Discussed


Naftemporiki reports that the Greek Minister of Defence had a meeting with the Chief Executive of Thyssen Group Marine Systems Hans Cristof Atzpodien. Following this meeting the Minister is expecting some detailed proposals with regards to the ongoing submarine issue.

During the meeting all aspects of the building of the Type 214 subs were discussed as well as the modernisation of the older Type 209 subs at the Skaramanga Shipyards.

According to Minister Venizelos the meeting showed that a mutually acceptable solution can be found with regards to the submarines.

With regards to the future of the actual shipyards the Ministry of Defence announced that it is awaiting detailed proposals from the German side.

The Minster noted that the main interest of the government is that the ship building infrastructure of the country is preserved, as well as the jobs of workers in the sector.

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