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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left for Greece after attending the 15th BRICS summit at Johannesburg, South Africa. This visit was made at the invitation of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. 

The visit also marked the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister in 40 years

after Indira Gandhi back in September 1983.

It is being reported that on his one-day visit to the Mediterranean island, PM Modi will sign several agreements and focus on issues like trade and investment, shipping, migration and defense cooperation. As per a Times of India report,  Greece may seek India’s help in the privatization of its airports and seaports, aiming to become the gateway to Europe for India.

During his visit, PM Modi was conferred with the Grand Cross of the Order of Honour by Greek President Katerina N. Sakellaropoulou in Athens on August 25, the PMO said. Prime Ministers receive the Grand Cross of the Order of Honour from the President of Greece.

PM Modi thanked the people of Greece and the country’s government for displaying respect towards India.

He took to X, formerly known as Twitter and thanked the Greece President. 

The citation of the honor given to PM Modi read, “In the person of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an honor is bestowed upon the friendly people of India,” according to a TimesNow report. The Indian Prime Minister, a leader who has diligently worked to expand his nation’s influence abroad and who methodically works for India’s economic success and prosperity by implementing daring reforms, is honored by the Greek State during this visit. a statesman who has elevated climate change and environmental protection to the top of the priority list for international action.