“Thank you FM @NikosDendias for a warm welcome to Greece. A productive discussion on regional and global issues. Greece is an important partner in our wider engagement in the EU. Look forward to our formal talks tomorrow, ”Jaishankar tweeted on Friday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) in New Delhi announced on Thursday that Jaishankar will be making a two-nation visit to Greece and Italy. In Greece, among other engagements, he would make a bilateral visit to talks with his Greek counterpart on June 25 and 26.
It is the Foreign Minister’s first visit to Greece since 2003.
After Greece, he will travel to Italy to attend G20 ministerial meetings.
The G20 summit is due to take place in Italy in October. India is expected to hold the G20 presidency in 2022.
The G20 is an influential bloc that unites the world’s major economies.
The G20 member countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.