October 10, 2019 6:54 am
Costa, who is of Indian descent, was congratulated on the election victory by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who tweeted in Portuguese and in English.
June 24, 2017 11:23 pm
Costa, 55, is of Indian-origin and his election in 2015 as Prime Minister has opened avenues for energising bilateral relations between the two nations.
June 24, 2017 8:20 pm
PM Costa arranged a special Gujarati vegetarian lunch for PM Modi that included dishes like 'Aakhu Saak' and 'Mango Shrikhand'. Aakhu literally means 'whole' and shaak simply means 'curry'.
June 24, 2017 10:38 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.
June 24, 2017 9:56 am
While Vasco da Gama engaged India with trinkets and cannons, Narendra Modi brings a confident India to Portugal.
June 24, 2017 8:20 am
On Saturday, the Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Portugal, his first destination, where he is scheduled to meet with Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa. He will head towards US afterwards where he will meet US President Donald Trump.
January 16, 2016 1:18 am
Since 1975, Portugal has been extending citizenship to Goan residents if they or their parents have resided in Goa prior to 1961, when it was ruled by Portugal.
November 27, 2015 1:14 am
A Portuguese socialist leader, Costa became the prime minister after President Anibal Cavaco Silva give the nod to the Socialist, Left Bloc and Green-led coalition to form the government.
September 30, 2014 3:19 pm
Antonio Costa, known as the 'Gandhi of Lisbon' for his frugal lifestyle, has his roots in Goa.
June 24, 2017 9:19 pm
Portugal is the first in the three-nation official tour by Prime Minister Modi. He will next travel to the US for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, followed by a visit to the Netherlands.