Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa will be on a two-day visit in India from today. He will attend the second meeting of the Organising Committee on the celebrations for the 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Organising Committee meeting will be headed by President Ram Nath Kovind. The Portuguese Prime Minister is also scheduled to hold official talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow afternoon.
This will be the third official meeting between the two leaders in a span of 3 years.
They have met on the sidelines of various multilateral events. This visit will be Mr Costa’s first bilateral visit outside Europe after being re-elected as Prime Minister on 6th of October.
According to the sources the meeting will be highlighting the topics such as bilateral relations, including in several new areas such as science and technology, defence, startups, shipping, youth exchanges and culture.
This visit will provide another opportunity for the leaders to review the whole gamut of bilateral relations and forge closer cooperation in areas of mutual interest.