President Kovind pays respects at monument of ‘Unknown Soldier’ in Greece – Indian Journal of Diplomacy

President Kovind pays respects at monument of ‘Unknown Soldier’ in Greece

The President visited a cemetery in the Greek capital where 74 soldiers from undivided India, who lost their lives in World War II in Greece, were laid to rest.

President Ramnath Kovind paid respects at monument of The Unknown Soldier at Athens, Greece.

President then led delegation-level talks with President Pavlopoulos of Greece & discussed issues of economic, culture and political importance.

President presented his counterpart a painting of Heliodorus Pillar, erected in 2nd century by Heliodorus who was the Ambassador of Indo-Greek King Antial kidas near Vidisha, M.P. and a sculpture replica of Buddha belonging to Kushan period, 2nd century A.D.

He also met Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece. The two leaders emphasised on strong relations between the two nations and discussed various issues of mutual interest to India and Greece.

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