grinflags11Raagini Sharma
(RIEAS Senior Analyst)

Copyright: @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 11 July 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

 
After a yawning gap of 18 years, Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar becomes the first Indian foreign minister to visit Greece, the Hellenic Republic from 25 to 27th June this year. The visit coincided with the 200th Independent Anniversary of Greece. The foreign minister conveyed the felicitations of Indian President and Prime Minister. The visit has set the stage for a surge in the opportunities for strengthening and upgrading India-Greece relations in a number of key areas. Unveiling the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Athens on 26th June symbolizes the strength of friendship between the two states and the way ahead to consolidate on the past relationship and further it through engagement on issues such as environmental, maritime security, trade and investments and UN reforms, thus forging a meaningful strategic partnership. ... Read more