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India and Portugal sign 14 agreements in various sectors

Prime News, National and International, New Delhi, February 15:- India and Portugal signed 14 agreements to boost cooperation in a range of areas including defence, investment, transport, ports, culture and industrial and intellectual property rights and yoga. The agreements were signed after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in New Delhi today (Feb 15).

Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar said, Modi and de Sousa had excellent discussions covering the broad canvas of India-Portugal partnership by leveraging the complementary strengths across sectors.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa arrived in New Delhi last night on a four-day visit. It is his first visit to India.

The visiting dignitary was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan Saturday morning. He also visited Rajghat and paid tributes to ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi.

The President of Portugal is accompanied by Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Professor Augusto Santos Silva, Secretary of State for Internationalisation Professor Eurico Brilhante Dias and Secretary of State for National Defence Jorge Seguro Sanches.

President Ram Nath Kovind also met the visiting President later in the evening and hosted a banquet in his honour. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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