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We are grateful to Portugal for continued support to India's membership in NSG, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Saturday Received Portugal PM António Costa At Delegation Level Talks. In An Extensive Discussion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Reviewed The Full Range Of India-Portugal Ties.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ashish Ranjan | Updated on: 07 Jan 2017, 08:18:10 PM
Narendra Modi (Image: ANI)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Portugal PM António Costa at delegation level talks. In an extensive discussion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the full range of India-Portugal ties.

India, Portugal sign 6 agreements, including one on defence cooperation, after PM Modi met his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa.

PM Modi also acknowledged Portugal’s continued support for India’s membership in Nuclear Supplier’s Group.

Portugal PM António Costa presented PM Modi with Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo's jersey.

Here are the highlights from PM Modi’s speech:

# I thank Portugal PM for their consistent support for India's permanent membership of UN Security Council

# The MoU on Defence cooperation signed today will help us harness our respective strengths in this field for mutual benefit

# We are grateful to Portugal for their continued support for India's membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group

# India and Portugal have built solid partnership on the basis of shared historical connection and global issues

# In my extensive discussion with Portugal PM we reviewed the full range of India-Portugal ties

# We are deeply honoured that you accepted our invitation to be the Chief Guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

# It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you and your delegation to India

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First Published : 07 Jan 2017, 07:52:00 PM