Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Madrid in Spain as part of his four-nation tour
Author: Desk May 31, 2017
PM Modi to hold bilateral talks in Spain today
“Landed in Spain, marking the start of a very important visit aimed at improving economic and cultural relations with Spain,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet. PM Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Spain in the official capacity in nearly three decades.
Late Rajiv Gandhi was the last Indian Prime Minister to visit Spain. Today, Prime Minister Modi will meet the Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy and discuss bilateral relations, trade and other issues.
Earlier, Prime Minister completed his trip to Germany. From Spain, he will visit Russia and conclude his six-day trip after meeting newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on June 3.
About his engagement in Russia, PM Modi wrote on Facebook on Sunday, “On 1st June, I will be conducting detailed discussions with President Valdimir Putin to take forward our dialogue from the last Summit in Goa in October 2016.With a spotlight on economic ties, both President Putin and I will also be interacting with CEOs from both countries”.
Modi also has said, India will seek active participation of Spanish industry in various Indian projects including infrastructure, smart cities, digital economy, renewable energy, defence and tourism.
The Prime Minister further said, he is looking forward to visit St Petersburg in this special year as India and Russia celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
On his trip to France between June 2 and 3, PM Modi said that he will have an official meeting with the newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron.
“I look forward to meeting President Macron and have discussions on issues of mutual interest”.