PM Narendra Modi arrives in Spain on second leg of four-nation tour

Modi's visit to Spain will be first visit by an Indian prime minister since 1988.

By: PTI | Madrid | Updated: May 31, 2017 7:53 am
narendra modi, modi in spain, modi spain visit, Mariano Rajoy, modi spain tour, After landing in Spain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the visit aimed at improving economic and cultural relations with Spain. (Source: Narendra Modi/Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Spanish capital Madrid on Tuesday on the second leg of his six-day, four-nation tour 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 after landing in Madrid. Modi’s visit to Spain will be first visit by an Indian prime minister since 1988.

“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. Modi will hold discussions with his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy on ways to deepen bilateral engagement, including in the high-tech sector. 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.

Earlier in the day, Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held the fourth Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) during which the two leaders reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and the two sides inked 12 agreements/Memorandum of Understandings (MoU).

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    Jaganathan Vijayakumar
    May 31, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    We are proud of you our PM of India. You are representing Indians not any region as we allowed pesuedo secural parties who enjo power with converted minorities who converted themselves for money and fame apart from forces of invaded rulers without any self respect as Indians. We have to convert 70 years of dirty mindsets in India with the grace of God.
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      Vishy
      May 31, 2017 at 12:09 pm
      Really blessed to be led by such a visionary and enigmatic leader .. Garbage cans, will be making noises about your foreign visits , it's a pity that world affairs is alien knowledge to these " modi haters" Carry on sir , an overwhelming majority of India is with you.
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        ASHOK
        May 31, 2017 at 10:11 am
        “Landed in Spain, marking the start of a very important visit aimed at improving economic and cultural relations with Spain,” Modi tweeted.CULTURAL RELATIONSHIP Do you mean "Gau rakshas"
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          Solution
          May 31, 2017 at 9:23 am
          Public ke paise pe aish ker le jaise nakara beta baap ke paise pe kerta hai. PM (Photo Minister).
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            Kedar
            May 31, 2017 at 2:43 pm
            Even if you donot like him the comment is not justified. It just shows the shallowness of your thinking. Better grow up sir.
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            Joydeep
            May 31, 2017 at 8:44 am
            Christians of Europe beware. A Christian hater cometb.
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              Murthy
              May 31, 2017 at 8:11 am
              Immediately he whispered "terror is coming....terror is coming". Then the head of Spain called Modi "Joker Modi".
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