India-Greece relations were elevated to a ‘Strategic Partnership’ during PM Modi’s visit to Athens in August 2023
Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic (Greece) Kyriakos Mitsotakis will pay a State visit to India from February 21-22, 2024 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Saturday (February 17, 2024). He will be accompanied by senior officials and a high powered business delegation.

This would be the first bilateral Head of State/Government level visit from Greece to India after 15 years; the last Prime Ministerial visit from Greece to India took place in 2008. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Athens on 25 August 2023, the MEA pointed out.

PM Mitsotakis will be the Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker at the 9th Raisina Dialogue, 2024 in New Delhi. He will also visit Mumbai before returning to Athens.

According to the official schedule, Prime Minister Mitsotakis will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prime Minister Modi and PM Mitsotakis will hold bilateral discussions; the Indian Prime Minister Modi will also host a lunch banquet in honour of the visiting dignitary.

India-Greece relations were elevated to ‘Strategic Partnership’ during PM Modi’s visit to Greece in August 2023, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in about 40 years.

Greece is one of India's important European partners. It is a member of the EU, of NATO, and a gateway to Europe and also to the EU market, and enjoys a privileged position at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa.

Bilateral ties are based on shared cultural values, commitment to foster economic growth, collaboration in the fields of security and defence, shipping, maritime and are marked by convergence on regional and global issues. The two countries have also been cooperating closely in various multilateral forums.

"Prime Minister Mitsotakis's visit is expected to further strengthen and deepen the strategic partnership between India and Greece," the MEA said.