PM Modi holds talks with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

PM Modi holds talks with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa held extensive talks on Friday exploring ways to deepen bilateral ties during a range of areas including trade and investment.

Sousa arrived here on Thursday night on a four-day visit, his first to India. The last visit by a Portuguese President to India was in 2007. Officials said the talks covered entire expanse of bilateral ties including in areas of trade, investment and education.

Sousa is amid a high-level delegation. within the morning, the Portuguese president was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Ram Nath Kovind will meet the visiting president on Friday evening and host a banquet in his honour. Sousa also will visit Maharashtra and Goa during his visit.