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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks with his Greece counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis in New Delhi this afternoon. Mr Mitsotakis arrived in New Delhi last night on a four-day state visit to India. He is being accompanied by senior officials and a high-powered business delegation. Mr Mitsotakis will be the Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker at the 9th Raisina Dialogue to be held from today till 23rd February in New Delhi. He will also visit Mumbai before returning to Athens.

The visiting dignitary will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan this morning. Mr. Modi will also host a lunch banquet in honour of the Greek Prime



Minister.

This is the first bilateral Head of State or Government level visit from Greece to India after 15 years. The last Prime Ministerial visit from Greece to India took place in 2008. 

Ministry of External Affairs said, India-Greece relations have been elevated to ‘Strategic Partnership’ during Mr Modi’s visit to Greece in August last year. The relations are based on shared cultural values, commitment to fostering economic growth, and collaboration in the fields of security and defence, shipping, and maritime, and are marked by convergence on regional and global issues. The two countries have also been cooperating closely in various multilateral forums.




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