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PM Modi to visit Switzerland, Mexico next week: MEA

These visits would be part of Modi's five-nation trip beginning June 4 which will also cover Afghanistan, Qatar and the US.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
May 30, 2016 7:58:14 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on an official visit to Switzerland and Mexico next week, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Monday.

These visits would be part of Modi’s five-nation trip beginning June 4 which will also cover Afghanistan, Qatar and the US. MEA has already formally announced Prime Minister’s visit to Qatar and the US.

Modi will visit Switzerland on June 5-6, MEA said, adding with growing bilateral trade and foreign investment, India and Switzerland enjoy strong economic ties.

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“During the stay, Modi and Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann will hold discussions on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest,” MEA said.

The Prime Minister will also be travelling to Mexico on a brief working visit on June 8 at the invitation of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Asserting that bilateral relations between India and Mexico have witnessed renewed vigour and activity in the last two years, the MEA said the main objective of Modi’s visit would be to carry forward the momentum in the bilateral relations and discuss cooperation in areas such as space, energy, agriculture and science and technology among others.

The two leaders will also be discussing various multilateral issues during the visit, it added.

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