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PM Modi returns to India after successful tour of US, Portugal and Netherlands, Sushma Swaraj receives him at Delhi airport

PM Modi Returned To India On Wednesday Morning After Completing A Three-nation Tour Of Portugal, US And Netherlands. EAM Sushma Swaraj Received Him On His Return At Delhi Airport.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 28 Jun 2017, 09:36:29 AM
PM Modi returns to India

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to Delhi on Wednesday morning after concluding his three-nation tour of Portugal, the US and the Netherlands.He was received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on his return.  

Prime Minister Modi first visited Portugal, where he, along with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa, signed 11 MoUs for cooperation in areas such as double taxation avoidance, investments, science and technology, nanotechnology, space research, administrative reforms and culture.

PM Modi also said the two sides have also agreed to set up a joint science and technology fund of four million euros.

He further announced setting up of a Chair for Indian Studies in University of Lisbon and developing a Hindi-Portuguese dictionary for mutual benefit.

The two leaders also launched a unique startup Portal - the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub ( IPISH) - aimed at providing information on start-up hotspots in the two countries and associated policies.

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The platform has been initiated by Startup India and supported by Commerce and Industry Ministry and Startup Portugal to create a mutually supportive entrepreneurial partnership.

After completing his Portugal visit, PM Modi went to Washington for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. In the US, President Trump and Prime Minister Modi pledged to increase economic cooperation to make their nations stronger and their citizens more prosperous.

The Indo-U.S. Joint Statement asked Pakistan to not let its territory be used to launch terror attacks.

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PM Modi also met and interacted with 20 top American CEOs at a roundtable meeting in Washington D.C., and talked about various topics ranging from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), technology, India's economy and Digital India, Make in India, Skill Development, Demonetisation and the thrust towards renewable energy among others.

In the final leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Modi visited the Netherlands on Tuesday, where he, along with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte delivered a joint statement vowing to combat terrorism.

Modi, who arrived in the Netherlands on Tuesday for a brief visit, held talks with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte. He also address the Indian community at the Hague. The Netherlands PM also gifted a bicycle to PM Modi.

“After a series of programs in three nations- Portugal, USA and the Netherlands, PM @narendramodi emplanes for Delhi,” the Prime Minister’s office tweeted.

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First Published : 28 Jun 2017, 07:40:00 AM