Modi’s four-nation tour highlights: PM arrives in Russia after signing 7 pacts with Spain
Narendra Modi held discussions with his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy on ways to deepen bilateral engagement, including in the high-tech sector.india Updated: Jun 01, 2017 00:19 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Russia , the third leg of his four-nation tour of Europe, late on Wednesday evening.
Today, Modi will hold the 18th India-Russia annual bilateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Before leaving for St Petersburg, the PM met Spain’s top leaders in Madrid, on the second leg of his tour. The two countries committed to cooperate in the fight against terrorism calling it the gravest threat to international peace and stability.
A joint statement issued following a meeting here between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy said both leaders “recognised that terrorism poses the gravest threat to international peace and stability and expressed their strong commitment to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations”.
Modi’s visit to Spain was the first visit by an Indian prime minister since 1988.
Here are the highlights:
The front page banner of Rossiskaya Gazeta today: 'Narendra Modi writes exclusively for our newspaper on Russia-India friendship' pic.twitter.com/AJrm8Jiief— Gopal Baglay (@MEAIndia) May 31, 2017
Russia: PM Narendra Modi meets people outside the hotel in Saint Petersburg pic.twitter.com/H5RFEjbq5N— ANI (@ANI_news) May 31, 2017
Reached the historic city of St. Petersburg. Looking forward to a fruitful visit aimed at cementing India-Russia relations. pic.twitter.com/0vZTiS0euh— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 31, 2017
10:30pm: PM Modi arrives in St Petersburg, Russia: ANI
Russia: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Saint Petersburg pic.twitter.com/WlGHH5OBJb— ANI (@ANI_news) May 31, 2017
6.40pm: Modi is expected to hold the 18th India-Russia annual bilateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.
6.25pm: India and Spain commit to cooperate in the fight against terrorism calling it the gravest threat to international peace and stability, reports PTI.
6.10pm: PM leaves for Russia, third leg of his four-nation tour.
6.00pm: “India-Spain ties are all set to grow and this will benefit the people of both our nations,” tweets Modi.
I welcome holding of the India-Spain CEO forum on the sidelines of my visit. May this forum deepen economic ties between our nations.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 31, 2017
5.00pm: Modi encourages Spanish infrastructure, tourism, energy and defense companies to invest in priority sectors, saying “it’s a great time for Spanish companies to invest in India.” reports PTI.
4.25pm: CEOs in Madrid interact with Modi, reports ANI.
Spain: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with Spanish CEOs in Madrid. pic.twitter.com/yXEAhDB7Q7— ANI (@ANI_news) May 31, 2017
3.30pm: PM meets King Felipe VI at the royal palace.
3pm: India and Spain sign 7 agreements during PM Narendra Modi’s visit, reports PTI.
1.30pm: Modi is expected to call on King Felipe VI of Spain and would also have a round-table interaction with Spanish business leaders to attract investment into the country.
12.45pm: Modi, in a private conversation with Rajoy, called for strengthening bilateral cooperation to fight terrorism as “both our countries” have faced the security challenge.
India & Spain can cooperate in so many areas, including infrastructure; we must have even closer economic ties: PM Narendra Modi in Madrid pic.twitter.com/z7gTYlhvQq— ANI (@ANI_news) May 31, 2017
12.17pm: Terrorism is a challenge for all of our societies, we get to hear a lot about terror attacks these days: PM Modi.
12.15pm: Our discussions today will focus on boosting our bilateral relations: PM Modi.
12.10pm: PM Narendra Modi meets President of Spain Mariano Rajoy in Madrid.
11.50am: 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.