Narendra Modi meets Greece President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, pays tribute at ‘Tomb of Unknown Soldier’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and discussed issues related to strengthening bilateral ties.

Narendra Modi meets Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou in Athens on Friday. Photo Courtesy: Narendra Modi Twitter page

The Greek leader congratulated Modi on the success of India's lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3.

Following the meeting, Modi tweeted: "Glad to have met President Katerina Sakellaropoulou in Athens. We discussed several issues which will strengthen the India-Greece friendship. We also discussed ways to boost sustainable development. She congratulated India on the success of Chandrayaan-3."

The 72-year-old paid tributes at the ‘Tomb of Unknown Soldier’ in Athens on Friday.

"Prime Minister laid a wreath at the ‘Tomb of Unknown Soldier'," read a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs.

He, thereafter, inspected a ceremonial Guard of Honour.

Modi arrived in Greece to hold bilateral talks with his counterpart, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to further deepen the relationship between the two nations.

The Indian Prime Minister is visiting the Balkan nation following an invitation from Mitsotakis.

This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Greece in 40 years.

Modi arrived in the Greek capital, Athena, from South Africa on Friday morning.

The Indian leader attended the 15th BRICS Summit and held bilateral meetings with several world leaders to further cement his country's relations with those nations.

After his arrival, members of the Indian diaspora accorded a warm welcome to PM Modi outside the hotel in Athens where he will stay during his one-day official visit.