On 31-May-2017 In News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Spain on Tuesday as part of his six-day European tour. The purpose of his visit was to boost the bilateral relations between the two countries in terms of economic engagements. During this visit to Spain, PM Modi focusedd on inviting more investments from Spain to boost economic trade ties between the two countries. On his Twitter handle, PM Modi posted photos of his landing and wrote, "Landed in Spain, marking the start of a very important visit aimed at improving economic and cultural relations with Spain." Prime Minister posted this tweet in English and Spanish. Modi's visit is considered historic, as he is the first Prime Minister after Rajiv Gandhi to have visited Spain. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had visited Spain in 1988.During his stay in Spain, a number of agreements in the field of renewable energy, high speed rail, infrastructure, civil aviation, water waste management and air space management were signed.
"Hola Espana! Prime Minister Modi arrives in Madrid, first visit by an Indian Prime Minister in nearly three decades, is received by Spanish FM in a special gesture," said Gopal Baglay, the spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, in a tweet.Apart from holding talks on bilateral relations, Modi called on King Felipe VI of Spain.
Prior to his visit in Spain, PM Modi visited Germany where he along with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations. Also, the two sides inked 12 agreements.
PM Modi left for Russia on June 1 where he'll be attending the 18th India-Russia annual Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. PM Modi will attend the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 2. He'll be in Paris to meet the newly elected President Emmanuel Macron to strengthen the Indo-French ties.