Live: PM Modi Meets Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa

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Live: PM Modi Meets Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa meets PM Narendra Modi in Lisbon. (AFP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Portugal today in the first leg of his three-nation tour before heading for the US. In Lisbon, he held talks with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and interacted with the Indian community. PM Modi hailed the contributions of over 65,000 Indians in Portugal, saying they were India's "real ambassadors" and have enriched the culture of the country they have made their home. The prime minister cited the diversity of language and taste in India to point out that Indians can adapt to the culture of the country they live. PM Modi's last stop to the Netherlands will seek to boost bilateral ties and deepen economic cooperation.
 

Here are the live updates of PM Narendra Modi's Portugal tour:




Jun 25, 2017
00:36 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa as he leaves for the US after stopping in Lisbon, Portugal.



PM Modi will meet US President Donald Trump at 3:30 pm EST on June 26, and will deliver a joint statement along with individual statements. But there will be no press meet, "as preferred by both leaders". This will be followed by a cocktail reception and a working dinner. Vice-President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, US Defence Secretary James Mattis and General Herbert Raymond McMaster will be involved in the visit along with all key cabinet members.


Jun 25, 2017
00:28 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
23:20 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
23:19 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
23:05 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today presented the Overseas Citizen of India card to his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa, news agency Press Trust of India reported. Mr Costa, 55, is of Indian-origin. He was elected Prime Minister in 2015.
Jun 24, 2017
22:50 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa and officials watch a yoga performance in Lisbon.


Jun 24, 2017
22:45 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
22:25 (IST)
"India is moving ahead and touching new heights in various fields," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at Radha Krishna temple in Lisbon, Portugal, news agency ANI reported. "In the field of space, our scientists have done great work. Recently, 30 nano satellites were launched," he said.
Jun 24, 2017
22:13 (IST)
"I came on a very short notice, and received a very warm reception. This is a welcome for 1.25 billion Indians," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Lisbon today.
Jun 24, 2017
21:57 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
21:30 (IST)
India and Portugal today announced a joint fund worth four million euros to bolster research in science and technology, news agency Press Trust of India reported. Eleven agreements were signed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa. The pacts included cooperation in outer space exploration, double taxation avoidance, nanotechnology and sports, among others.
Jun 24, 2017
20:59 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
20:54 (IST)
"Determined to deepen cooperation against terrorism, extremism," PM Modi said at the joint address in Lisbon.
Jun 24, 2017
20:48 (IST)
"Indian films are being subtitled in Portuguese and a Hindi-Portuguese dictionary is being developed for our mutual benefit," PM Modi said in the joint address with Portuguese PM Antonio Costa.
Jun 24, 2017
20:47 (IST)
"Portuguese passion for football runs deep; PM Costa himself is a big fan. This could form another league to further connect our societies," PM Modi said.
Jun 24, 2017
20:38 (IST)
"Portugal has emerged as one of the most vibrant ecosystems for entrepreneurship... New agreements in taxation, science, youth affairs and sports outline the expanding scope of our partnership," PM Modi said.
Jun 24, 2017
20:37 (IST)
"Start-up sphere is an interesting space for cooperation. It is a great means to generate value and wealth for society," PM Modi said.
Jun 24, 2017
20:36 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
20:35 (IST)
"Prime Minister Costa represents the best of the Indian diaspora across the world... Our economic ties continue to follow an upward trajectory. Bilateral trade has grown 17 per cent in the last one year," PM Modi said.
Jun 24, 2017
20:33 (IST)
"At the outset I wish to convey our deepest condolences and sympathies for the victims of the devastating forest fire in Portugal last week," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Lisbon during a joint address with Portuguese PM Antonio Costa. "We are countries with deep historical relations and strong people-to-people ties, that's why I was surprised to know there has never been a bilateral visit by an Indian prime minister," PM Modi said.
Jun 24, 2017
20:31 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
20:30 (IST)
"Our agreement on double taxation will improve business confidence... While maritime links connected our countries in the past, today I can say confidently it will be our digital link," Portuguese PM Antonio Costa said.
Jun 24, 2017
20:29 (IST)
"India and Portugal will make a great deal of progress in digital partnerships," Portuguese PM Antonio Costa said.
Jun 24, 2017
20:25 (IST)
"A lot of work has been done in six months since I visited India. Great strides have been made in partnerships in economy, science and technology," Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said in a joint address with PM Modi.
Jun 24, 2017
20:24 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
20:17 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
18:50 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
18:47 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead delegation-level talks with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa before signing some agreements and launching the India-Portugal Start-Up Hub, news agency IANS reported.
Jun 24, 2017
18:26 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
18:16 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
18:04 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa at Necessidades Palace in Lisbon, Portugal.




Jun 24, 2017
17:43 (IST)
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said PM Modi's visit is an excellent opportunity to review the implementation of the accords agreed during his India visit and sign new agreements, news agency Press Trust of India reported.
Jun 24, 2017
17:32 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
17:31 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
17:16 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets a Portuguese official after arriving in Lisbon, Portugal.


Jun 24, 2017
17:01 (IST)

Jun 24, 2017
16:59 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, where will meet Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa today, news agency ANI reported.
Jun 24, 2017
16:42 (IST)
PM Modi will also call on King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. (Agence France-Presse)




Jun 24, 2017
13:50 (IST)
Though H-1B visa policy is not expected to come up for talks, climate change would be an important topic of discussion, but the US will "seek common ground".
Jun 24, 2017
13:44 (IST)
PM Modi is the first world leader to have White House dinner with Donald Trump.
Jun 24, 2017
08:47 (IST)
'Trump Village' Unveiled In India Ahead Of PM Modi's US Visit


Jun 24, 2017
08:44 (IST)
India and the United States will also discuss the sale of US fighter jets during PM Modi's trip, in what could be the biggest deal since they began deepening defence ties more than a decade ago.
Jun 24, 2017
08:44 (IST)
Developments ahead of PM Modi-Trump visit

US cleared the sale of 22 unmanned Guardian drones to India on Thursday. The deal, approved by the US State Department, has been communicated to the Indian government and the manufacturer of the drone, California-based General Atomics.

Securing agreement on the purchase of 22 unarmed drones, worth more than $2 billion, is seen in New Delhi as a key test of defence ties that flourished under former President Barack Obama but have drifted under Trump, who has courted Asian rival China as he seeks Beijing's help to contain North Korea's nuclear programme.
Jun 24, 2017
08:17 (IST)
Why Is PM Modi's visit to US crucial?

This will be PM Modi's first visit since Donald Trump took charge as the President of US in January.The two leaders have spoken on phone at least three times.

PM Modi's first talks with Mr Trump take place in the shadow of his sharp comments on India while announcing America's withdrawal from the Paris climate deal. India, he said, had made its participation "contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid."

The talks between two leaders would focus on Donald Trump's H1B visa programme under which thousands of skilled Indian workers go to the USand terrorism.

This will be the PM's fourth visit to the United States. He visited the US three times during the term of Barack Obama. He met Mr Obama eight times.
Jun 24, 2017
07:52 (IST)
PM Modi's Schedule In Portugal:

5.05 pm:
Arrival at Lisbon, Portugal

6 pm:
Restricted Meeting with Portuguese PM followed by working lunch

8.05 pm:
Press Statements, Exchange of Agreements and Launch of India-Portugal International Start Up Hub

8.40 pm:
Visit to Champalimaud Foundation

9.30 pm:
Visit to Comunidade Hindu de Portugal and Interaction with Indian community

10.20 pm:
Departure for Washington DC

He will arrive at Washington DC at 6am on Sunday.
Jun 24, 2017
07:38 (IST)
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