Narendra Modi in Spain: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that terrorism is a challenge for all of societies. The Prime Minister said that one gets to hear a lot about terror attacks these days. PM Modi said this after holding discussion with Spanish President Mariano Rajoy Brey in Madrid. He said that India and Spain can cooperate in so many areas, including infrastructure. We must have even closer economic ties, the Prime Minister said. PM Modi said that India is in favour of making ties with Spain even more productive in the coming years. I am sure the discussions with the President will lead to enhancement of India-Spain bilateral ties, said PM Modi.
PM Modi’s terrorism remark comes after at least 49 people were killed and hundreds injured when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter. Eralier, the Prime Minister strongly condemned the terrorist blast in Kabul. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured, PM Modi tweeted.
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PM Modi, who is on a four-nation tour, reached Spanish capital Madrid late last night. PM Modi’s visit to European coutry is the first visit by an Indian prime minister since 1988. According to reports, The tour is aimed at boosting bilateral economic engagement with them and inviting more investment for India’s transformation.
“Landed in Spain, marking the start of a very important visit aimed at improving economic and cultural relations with Spain,” Modi tweeted in English and Spanish last night. “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, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs in a tweet.
PM Modi will also call on King Felipe VI of Spain. “He (Modi) would also have a round-table interaction with leading Spanish business leaders who are keen to invest in India. Prime Minister’s visit to Spain will add further strength to the existing warm and friendly India-Spain bilateral ties,” the Ministry of External Affairs had said in a statement.
From Spain, he will travel to St Petersburg in Russia on June 1 where he will hold the 18th India-Russia annual Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and attend the St Petersburg International Economic Forum the next day. The prime minister will be in Paris on June 2 and 3 where he will hold official talks with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron with a view to further strengthening India-France strategic ties