SME Times News Bureau | 19 Jun, 2018
Ram Nath Kovind on Monday met his Greek counterpart Prokopis
Pavlopoulos on his state visit and highlighted India's commitment to
expand and diversify trade and investment engagement between the two
his meeting with the Greek President and the delegation level talks,
President Kovind emphasized the age-old civilizational ties between
the two nations.
said that India and Greece shared values of democracy, rule of law
and multi-cultural ethos, and these have added depth to our bilateral
and multilateral engagements.
President expressed that India was keen to deepen the ongoing
co-operation with Greece especially in political and economic fields.
highlighted India’s commitment to promote trade and investment
engagement between the two nations.
stated that bilateral trade between the two countries of US dollar
530 million was below potential and more efforts must be made to
expand and diversify trade between the two countries.
informed the Greek delegation that India had accepted the invitation
to participate in the prestigious Thessaloniki International Fair,
2019 as the “Honoured Country”.
also apprised the Greek delegation of the steps taken by India to
improve business climate in the country and said that India wished to
collaborate with the Greek companies to become partners in the growth
story of India.
particular, India could benefit from expertise of Greece in areas
such as Shipping, Food and Dairy, and Tourism.
the other hand Indian companies especially in the areas of pharma,
IT, agriculture, real estate, infrastructure and start-ups are keen
to establish presence in Greece.
also thanked Greece for its support for India’s candidature for a
non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council and for membership to
the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
the subject of India-Greece cultural ties, the President said that as
two ancient civilizations that have interacted with each other for
centuries, the two sides have a deep cultural understanding of each
also said that the two countries should work together to develop
Greek and Indian traditional medicinal practices as healthcare
options for people.