PM Modi will strengthen ties with Portugal and Netherlands along with U.S from June 24-27
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 17-Jun-2017

New Delhi, June 17: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the run to visit India’s most allies and counterparts, he will be meeting world leaders of Portugal and Netherlands by the end of this month. Before embarking his tour towards Europe, he will be meeting U.S President Donald Trump at White House which is one of the most anticipated meetings of the year. Meanwhile, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said, Modi will be in Portugal on 24th of this month, the US on 25th and 26th, and in the Netherlands on 27th June. 

The spokesperson said Prime Minister Modi will hold official talks with the Prime Minister of Portugal- Antonio Costa and is also expected to call on the King of that country. He said, some Memorandam of Understanding are being finalised in the sphere of economic, scientific and cultural engagements and are expected to be signed during the visit. 

The Netherlands is the leading foreign investor in India. On PM’s visit to the Netherlands, which will be on 27th June, the visit is significant as India and The Netherlands are celebrating 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations this year. During the visit, Modi will meet the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and hold official talks with him. Economic relations form the core of bilateral relations between India and The Netherlands.

On the prime minister’s visit to the US, the spokesperson said as of now only one city, Washington features. During his visit, Modi is scheduled to hold talks with President Donald Trump on a wide range of issues on 26th of June. He might have an interaction with the Indian community in the US.