The General Secretary for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy, Emer. Prof. Ioannis Chryssoulakis visited India on the occasion of the Greek Cuisine Week organized by the Greek Embassy and GSGA&PD in New Delhi from November 17 to 25, 2023.
Had a fruitful meeting with H.E. Mr. @johnchrysoul, Secretary General for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy.— Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi) November 17, 2023
Discussed avenues for stronger collaboration between our nations, emphasizing the invaluable contributions of the Indian diaspora. Looking forward to deepening ties and… pic.twitter.com/RsNs5LF3a3
Creating new avenues for stronger cooperation between India and Greece in all fields, Mr. Chrysoulakis visited New Delhi, Rajasthan and Gujarat where he had meetings and constructive talks with distinguished members of the diaspora, the Union Minister of State for External Affairs & Culture Mrs. Meenakshi Lekhi, the Deputy Director General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Mr. Abhay Kumar, the Chief Secretary of the Government of Gujarat, Mr. Raj Kumar, and other important persons of the Indian Government, acedemics and businessmen of the country.
Today, had the pleasure of meeting H.E. Prof. @johnchrysoul, Secretary General for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the @GreeceMFA at @iccr_hq New Delhi.— Abhay Kumar IFS (@AmbassadorAbhay) November 17, 2023
We discussed ways to enhance civilisational ties and cultural exchanges between India 🇮🇳 and Greece 🇬🇷. pic.twitter.com/tMBuIusnmj
During my meeting with the Chief Sec. of the Govt. of Gujarat we discussed the collaboration between the Sec. Gen. GA&PD, Ahmedabad Univ. & the Ionian Univ. regarding the city of Vadnagar (birthplace of PM Modi) and the ancient Greek city of Eleusis. @narendramodi @M_Lekhi pic.twitter.com/T9HOvnCkMI— Γιάννης Χρυσουλάκης (@johnchrysoul) November 24, 2023
Productive discussions Provost, RU, Prof. Dr. Anil Tomar, the Greece Delegation, Ambassador Dimitrios Ioannou,Prof. Emer. John Chrysoulakis, and Chief Secretary Raj Kumar. Exploring collaborations in Higher Education, Student Exchanges, Research, Agriculture, and sharing insights pic.twitter.com/rrJUoejzdK— Rai University – RU (@Rai_Univ) November 22, 2023
I was delighted to have met in New Delhi Prof. Singh, Chair of Greek Studies at JNU which will host the first-ever PhD program in Hellenic Studies in Asia. We will host an Intl. Conference (4.2024) at the JNU aiming at advancing bilateral ties as agreed this year by our PMs. pic.twitter.com/t0tfpsclI4— Γιάννης Χρυσουλάκης (@johnchrysoul) November 17, 2023
Mr. Chrysoulakis also met with several members of the Greek-Indian Business Association (GIBA), including Mr. Narendra Kumar Bhati, CEO of the film productions company “God Bless Films”, who was also one of the sponsors of the Greek Cuisine Week, Mr. Kunal Ganeriwala, founder of the International Center for Visual Arts in Udaipur, and Mr. Syed Mahmoud Nawaz, a senior journalist and film director.
The General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs always supports and promotes a network of actions aimed at further promotion of the strategic and friendly relations between Greece and India in the most fruitful and mutually beneficial way.