The prospects of Greek shipping in conjunction with the Greek economy's prospects were the focus of a meeting Monday of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) with finance minister George Papaconstantinou, Maritime Affairs minister Yiannis Diamantidis, Minister of state for international economic relations Haris Pamboukis and finance deputy minister Dimitris Kouselas.

No statements were made afterwards, but finance ministry officials told ANA-MPA that the meeting was a follow-up to an older meeting with the prime minister given the importance placed by the government on the role of Greek shipping in the economy.