Modi in Lisbon highlights: India is fast moving ahead, touching new heights in many fields, says PM

The PM's Portugal visit is the second visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Portugal. Earlier, former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee attended a European Union meeting in Lisbon in 2000.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2017 10:38 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a joint press statement with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa after his arrival in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday on the first leg of his three-nation visit. The PM’s Portugal visit is the first ever bilateral visit by an Indian PM. PM Costa arranged a special Gujarati meal at the lunch hosted for PM Modi in Lisbon. The menu included a special Gujarati vegetarian lunch with dishes such as ‘Aakhu Saak’ and ‘Mango Shrikhand’. The Prime Minister departed earlier on Saturday for his three-nation tour visit to Portugal, the United States and The Netherlands.

Here are the highlights:

10.35 pm (IST):

10.30 pm (IST): Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents Overseas Citizen of India card to Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa

10.20 pm (IST): In the field of space, our scientists have done great work. Recently 30 nanosatellites were launched, says PM

10.16 pm (IST): India is fast moving ahead, and is touching new heights in many fields, says PM Modi

10.15 pm (IST): Speaking of sports, PM Modi talks about football player Christiano Ronaldo

Narendra Modi, Modi Portugal visit, PM Portugal visit, PM Modi Portugal visit, Narendra Modi Portugal visit, Portugal visit, Antonio Costa, Lisbon, Portuguese PM, india news, indian express news A warm welcome to PM Modi by the Indian community in Portugal. (Source: Twitter/ @MEAIndia)

10.12 pm (IST): PM Costa spoke about Yoga being used for the wellness of the people, says PM

10.00 pm (IST): PM Modi speaks at the Radha Krishna temple in Portugal’s Lisbon

09.50 pm (IST): 

08.44 pm (IST): I thank Portugal for sharing a digital version of 12,000 documents comprising exchange of letters between Goa & Portugal in the 17th century, says PM Modi

08.42 pm (IST): We thank Portugal for your consistent support for India’s permanent membership of UNSC, and of Multilateral Export Control Regime, says PM Modi

08.40 pm (IST): Indian films are being subtitled in Portuguese and a Hindi-Portuguese dictionary is being developed for our mutual benefit, says PM Modi

08.36 pm (IST): Determined to deepen cooperation against terrorism, says PM Modi

08.35 pm (IST): We have agreed to set up a joint Science and Technology fund of four million euros, says PM Modi

08.33 pm (IST): New agreements in the field of taxation, science, space, youth affairs and sports outline expanding scope of our partnership, says PM Modi

08.30 pm (IST): Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of forest fire, deepest condolences, says PM Narendra Modi

08.29pm (IST): PM Costa recalls Gujarati sailor Kanji Malan’s help in guiding Vasco do Gama to India’s shores

08.27 pm (IST): While in past it was maritime link that connected our two countries, but today its the digital link that’ll join us in future, says PM Antonio Costa

08.25 pm (IST): The important agreement being signed today is the protocol of dealing with double taxation, says PM Antonio Costa

08.20 pm (IST): Number of agreements signed to promote exchanges between our youths, cultural exchanges; will have great impact in future, says PM Antonio Costa

Narendra Modi, Modi Portugal visit, PM Portugal visit, PM Modi Portugal visit, Narendra Modi Portugal visit, Portugal visit, Antonio Costa, Lisbon, Portuguese PM, india news, indian express news PM Costa recalls Gujarati sailor Kanji Malan’s help in guiding Vasco do Gama to India’s shores. (Source: Twitter/ @MEAIndia)

08.17 pm (IST): 17 cooperation projects have been identified, we are working with institutions. Our talks have covered wide variety of areas, says Antonio Costa

08.15 pm (IST): Two great pillars have been identified between the two countries- 1) Science and Technology and 2) Co-operation between businesses and companies. Science is going to be one of the most important areas for our cooperation in the future, says PM Antonio Costa

08.11 pm (IST): Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa welcomes PM Modi to Portugal

08.10 pm (IST): Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are issuing a press statement in Lisbon

07.10 pm (IST): Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa arranged a special Gujarati meal at the lunch hosted for PM Narendra Modi in Lisbon, Portugal.

06.45 pm (IST): 

06.35 pm (IST): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa interact at Necessidades Palace in Portugal’s Lisbon

06.20 pm (IST): 

06.10 pm (IST): 

06.00 pm (IST): PM Modi tweeted after landing in Lisbon, “Aterrei em Portugal. A minha breve visita irá fortalecer as relações entre a Índia e Portugal. (I landed in Portugal. My brief visit will strengthen relations between India and Portugal).”

05.50 pm (IST): “Ola Portugal. PM @narendramodi arrives in Lisbon, departing from protocol Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva receives the Prime Minister,” tweeted External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay.

05.40 pm (IST): Portuguese PM Antonio Costa also tweeted, “É uma honra e motivo de orgulho receber @narendramodi, na primeira vez que um Primeiro Ministro da #Índia visita #Portugal. (It is an honor and a source of pride to receive @narendramodi, the first time a # India Prime Minister visits)”.

03.00 pm (IST): 

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Modi had said the “historical and friendly ties” between the two nations have improved since PM Costa visited India in January 2017. In his post, PM Modi said the two would “review the progress of various joint initiatives and decisions”. Modi also said the two nations will work towards increasing bilateral ties in several areas including economy, science and technology, space and counter-terrorism. “I also see significant potential for deepening bilateral trade and investment ties,” PM Modi said. The Prime Minister also said that he will meet with Indian community living in the country during the visit. Costa is partially of Indian origin and his election in 2015 has opened avenues for energising bilateral relations between the two nations.

After Portugal, PM Modi will head to the United States to meet President Donald Trump. This will be the first dinner for a foreign dignitary at the White House under this administration.

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    Kannan
    Jun 24, 2017 at 8:55 pm
    comments by certain persons by name indicates they are based on religion and out of animosity. True Nonaligament is not opposing one side while keeping other nations happy. India is interested in welfare of Indians and not aligning with pak or China as was being the case earlier.
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      sri.s
      Jun 24, 2017 at 8:40 pm
      Portugal should apologize for atrocities religious others it had committed against Goan ppl mainly Hindus Muslims during Goan inquisition and during Goan freedom struggle.
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        indian
        Jun 24, 2017 at 8:31 pm
        Glad Modi is visiting countries that other PMs haven't visited. Israel, Portugal etc. India needs to nurture ties with these nations
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          Framak
          Jun 24, 2017 at 8:19 pm
          Waste of time and money. Stay at home and sort out Kashmir. Our troops are being ambushed and killed everyday
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            kumar
            Jun 24, 2017 at 8:09 pm
            s: /watch?v 9_z1EdtzRjo modi reaction
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              Truth
              Jun 24, 2017 at 6:31 pm
              Never-ending hugs 😻
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                Thomas Joseph
                Jun 24, 2017 at 7:02 pm
                Ha ha. Poor other leaders!!!
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                  Kamal Pasha
                  Jun 24, 2017 at 8:14 pm
                  Truth : Modi like to hug leaders of Western countries only.
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