25 Aug 2023

PM Modi conferred Grand Cross of Order of Honour by Greek President

Athens:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the Grand Cross of the Order of Honour by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou in Athens. PM Modi is currently on a visit to Greece.

The Order of Honour was established in 1975. The head of goddess Athena is depicted on the front side of the Star with the inscription “ONLY THE

The Grand Cross of the Order of Honour is conferred by the President of Greece to Prime Ministers and eminent personalities who by reason of their distinguished position, have contributed to enhancing the stature of Greece.

The citation says- “In the person of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an honour is bestowed upon the friendly people of India.”

It also says, “On the occasion of this visit, the Greek State Honours the Prime Minister of India, a statesman who has tirelessly promoted the global reach of his country and who works systematically for India’s economic progress and prosperity, bringing about bold reforms. A statesman who has brought environmental protection and climate change among the top priorities of international activity.”
PM Modi’s decisive contribution to the strategic promotion of Greek-Indian friendship in areas of mutual interest has also been recognised.

The Prime Minister thanked  the President of Greece Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the government and people Greece and posted on X.

India, Greece to double trade


Earlier, PM Modi on Friday said India and Greece agreed to double the bilateral trade by 2030 and will be working in strengthening the strategic partnership in various areas including defence and security.

"Greek PM and I agree that our bilateral trade is increasing rapidly and there is immense potential for an increase in the times ahead too. So, we have decided to double our bilateral trade by 2030" he said in a joint press conference with his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens.

Mr Mitsotakis said "Our first objective is to double our bilateral trade and both nations are ready to proceed side by side in dealing with the future challenges especially in the period of upheaval and war in Ukraine".

Success of Chandrayaan-3 is for whole of humankind


During the meeting with President Sakellaropoulou, PM Modi said the success of Chandrayaan-3 is not only of India alone but it is a success for the whole of humankind.

"The results of the data collected by the Chandrayaan-3 mission will help the entire scientific fraternity and humankind", he said.

In the evening, Modi will interact with business leaders from both countries, as well as with the Indian community in Greece, before departing back to India.

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