India-Portugal relations: PM Modi holds talks with Portuguese President Sousa on trade, investment

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New Delhi | Published: February 14, 2020 1:11:06 PM

Officials said the talks covered entire expanse of bilateral ties including in areas of trade, investment and education. Sousa is accompanied by a high-level delegation.

Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, marcelo rebelo de sousa india, portugal president visit to india, india portugal relations, India visitSousa arrived here on Thursday night on a four-day visit, his first to India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa held extensive talks on Friday exploring ways to deepen bilateral ties in a range of areas including trade and investment. Sousa arrived here on Thursday night on a four-day visit, his first to India. The last visit by a Portuguese President to India was in 2007.

Officials said the talks covered entire expanse of bilateral ties including in areas of trade, investment and education. Sousa is accompanied by a high-level delegation. In the morning, the Portuguese president was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President Ram Nath Kovind will meet the visiting president on Friday evening and host a banquet in his honour. Sousa will also travel to Maharashtra and Goa during his visit.

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