The prime minister of Canada Stephen Harper is due to make an official visit to Greece on May 28-29, after a trip to France in order to attend the G8 summit.
While in Athens, Harper will meet Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues as well as trade transactions and investments between Greece and Canada. Their talks will also address financial and security issues.

During his visit, the Canadian premier is due to meet Greek business people and visit historic sites, as well as paying homage to the fallen at the village of Kalavryta during World War II.

In statements, Harper noted the strong bilateral relations between the two countries, which he said were further strengthened by a Greek-Canadian community that was more than 243,000 strong.