Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived in Greece on a one-day visit, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 40 years, for talks with the European country’s top leaders to strengthen bilateral ties.
Prime Minister Modi arrived in Athens – the Greek capital – from South Africa where he attended the 15th BRICS summit and held bilateral meetings with several world leaders to further consolidate India’s relations with these countries .
“Prime Minister @narendramodi sets foot in historic Athens for his first ever visit to Greece. Warmly welcomed by Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis at the airport,” said Ministry of Affairs spokesperson foreigners, Arindam Bagchi, in a message on X, formerly known as Twitter. .
Prime Minister Modi is in Greece at the invitation of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Prime Minister Modi will hold talks with Prime Minister Mitsotakis to discuss ways to further deepen relations. He is also expected to meet President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
Landed in Athens. Looking forward to a productive visit to Greece aimed at deepening Indo-Greek friendship. I will speak with @Prime MinisterGR Kyriakos Mitsotakis and also interacts with the Indian community. pic.twitter.com/CaHaYoa5yb
-Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2023
“A busy day of engagements awaits us in Athens. He will lay a wreath at the grave of an unknown soldier. He will then meet the Greek president and hold talks with the Greek prime minister,” Bagchi said in the video posted online. next to the message.
MP @Narendra Modi arrives in Athens.
Here’s a look at the busy schedule for his one-day visit to Greece. pic.twitter.com/KBzSzUjuL9
– Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) August 25, 2023
He will also interact with business leaders from both countries, as well as the Indian community in Greece during his one-day visit.
“He will also meet business leaders from both sides. Before leaving, he will interact with the community who are delighted to see him after the success of the Chandrayaan mission. All in all, a productive day lies ahead,” he said. -he declares.
The Indian community in Greece was delighted to welcome Prime Minister Modi.
They chanted slogans like “Modi ji ki jai” and danced to the tunes of Bollywood numbers “Chak de” and “Jai Ho”.
“We hope that in the future the ties between Greece and India will be strong. So we expect this from the Prime Minister,” said a community member.
Prime Minister Modi had earlier said, “I have the honor of being the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Greece after 40 years.” The last high-level visit to Greece took place in September 1983, when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi visited the country.
India and Greece enjoy civilizational ties that have strengthened in recent years through cooperation in areas such as shipping, defense, trade and investment, and people-to-people ties.
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