Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos on Tuesday met with France-based naval defence company DCNS President and CEO Patrick Boissier and French ambassador to Athens Christophe Farnaud, a meeting that reportedly focused on the Hellenic Navy's armaments programme.

The meeting was also attended by national defence policy and general director Dimitris Chronopoulos and defence armaments and investments general director Dimitris Georgiopoulos.

On Jan. 18, Venizelos had met with the deputy director of France’s directorate general for armaments, Jacques de Lajugie.