In the third leg of its four-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in St Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday. The PM, who had left from Spain earlier in the day, thanked the Spanish government and its people for their remarkable hospitality during his visit. He mentioned his meeting with CEOs of the Spanish industry and informed about urging them to explore the economic opportunities in India. Before leaving from Spain’s Madrid, PM Modi tweeted that the ties between India and Spain were all set to grow and that it would benefit the people of both our nations.
In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, “Met top CEOs of the Spanish industry and urged them to explore the economic opportunities in India. I thank the Government & people of Spain for their remarkable hospitality during my visit, during which significant ground was covered. India-Spain ties are all set to grow and this will benefit the people of both our nations”.
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PM Modi will be in Russia between May 31 and June 2. During the stay, he is scheduled to attend the 18th India-Russia Annual Summit. At the beginning of his visit, the Prime Minister will also be going to Piskarovskoye Cemetery to pay homage to those who had perished during the siege of Leningrad. On June 1, the Prime Minister will hold detailed discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin to take forward the dialogue from the last summit in Goa in October 2016. Both leaders will also be interacting with CEOs from both countries, keeping the spotlight on economic ties. On June 2, PM Modi and Russian President Putin is expected to address the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) where India is the ‘guest country’.
After Russia, the PM will visit France on June 2 and 3, where he will meet the newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron. During the visit, he will be discussing issues of mutual interest with a view to further strengthen India- France strategic ties.