PM Modi additionally met his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis throughout which they mentioned methods to additional deepen bilateral relations in numerous sectors.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conferred with the Grand Cross of the Order of Honour by Greek President Katerina N. Sakellaropoulou in Athens. PM Modi arrived in Greece right now. This is the first go to by an Indian Prime Minister to the nation in the final 40 years.
“I thank President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the Government and people of Greece for conferring upon me The Grand Cross of the Order of Honour. This shows the respect the people of Greece have towards India,” PM Modi wrote on X after receiving the honour.
I thank President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the Government and other people of Greece for conferring upon me The Grand Cross of the Order of Honour. This reveals the respect the folks of Greece have in the direction of India. @PresidencyGR pic.twitter.com/UWBua3qbPf
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2023
Earlier, he met his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis throughout which they mentioned methods to additional deepen bilateral relations in numerous sectors. Mitsotakis warmly welcomed Modi after his assembly with President Katerina N Sakellaropoulou. The two leaders then mentioned methods to additional cement bilateral ties.
Earlier, throughout his talks with President Sakellaropoulou, Modi stated the success of Chandrayaan-3 shouldn’t be solely the victory of India, it’s the triumph of the whole humankind. “The findings of the data collected by the Chandrayaan-3 mission will help the entire scientific fraternity and humankind,” Modi stated, thanking the president for her needs on India’s profitable Moon mission.
Modi arrived in the Greek capital from South Africa the place he attended the fifteenth BRICS Summit and held bilateral conferences with a number of world leaders to additional cement India’s relations with these international locations. He was obtained by Greek Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis at the airport.
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After his arrival at the historical metropolis, Modi laid a wreath at the ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ in Athens. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a battle memorial positioned in Syntagma Square in Athens, in entrance of the Old Royal Palace. It is a cenotaph devoted to the Greek troopers killed throughout numerous wars.
Thereafter, he was accorded a Ceremonial Guard of Honour. As PM Modi reached his resort in Athens, amid beats of drums and chants of ‘Vande Mataram’, the prime minister obtained a rousing welcome from the Indian diaspora who had gathered there in massive numbers.
Holding tricolour, many of them took selfies, and autographs and shook arms with the prime minister. The final high-level go to to Greece happened in September 1983 when then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi travelled to the nation.
India and Greece get pleasure from civilisational ties, which have strengthened lately by means of cooperation in areas like maritime transport, defence, commerce and investments and people-to-people ties.