India And Spain Should Work Together In All Spheres: PM Modi

Spain is India’s seventh-largest trading partner in the European Union.

MADRID:Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Madrid on Wednesday as part of his four-nation tour aimed at boosting bilateral ties.

India and Spain on Wednesday signed seven agreements, including on cyber security and technical cooperation in civil aviation, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the European country.

The agreements were signed after Prime Minister Modi held wide-ranging talks with Spanish President Mariano Rajoy at the Moncloa Palace in the Spanish capital.

PM Modi, who is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Spain in nearly three decades, met Mr Rajoy at his official residence Moncloa Palace. He also met Spanish King Felipe VI earlier during the day.

“India and Spain should work together in all spheres… We should work together to deal with emerging global challenges,” Prime Minister Modi said.

The two sides signed agreements on transfer of sentenced persons and visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports.

India and Spain signed seven wide-ranging agreements in the areas of renewable energy, cyber-security, civil aviation among others.

From Spain, he will travel to St Petersburg in Russia on 1 June 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 2 and 3 June where he will hold official talks with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron with a view to further strengthening India-France strategic ties.

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