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President Kovind meets Greek counterpart, discusses bilateral issues

6/18/2018

Athens (Greece), President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday paid homage at the monument of The Unknown Soldier here. "President Kovind paid his respects at the monument of The Unknown Soldier at Athens, Greece," said a tweet from President's office. President was accorded a ceremonial welcome by President Pavlopoulos of Greece at the Presidential Mansion. Both the leaders discussed matters of mutual interest including economic cooperation.The President is in Athens on the first leg of his three nation tour to Greece, Suriname and Cuba. Mr Kovind is accompanied by a delegation which includes Minister of State for steel Vishnu Deo Sai and Members of Parliament. On Sunday, President addressed an impressive gathering of Indian community in Athens at a reception hosted by the Ambassador of India in Greece Ms Shamma Jain. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Greece and India are ancient civilizations having old and deep relations. He expressed confidence that his visit, which is a visit by an Indian President after around 11 years, will further strengthen these relations. The President emphasised the strong economic potential between the two nations across a variety of areas. He said that Greece has expertise in the fields of agriculture, food and dairy technology, and shipping whereas India is extensively expanding its capacity in the areas such as infrastructure, supply chain and energy, said an official release.

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