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India-Spain strengthen bilateral ties, sign seven crucial agreements

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 May 2017, 15:29 IST

India and Spain on 31 may signed seven agreements across multiple sectors following delegation-level talks, co-chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy in Madrid.

Giving fresh impetus to multifarious relations between Spain and India, PM Modi and Rajoy witness exchange of seven MOUs across various fields.

1. Agreement for transfer of sentenced persons

2. MOU on cooperation in Organ Transplantation

3. MOU on Cooperation in Cyber security

4. MOU on Technical Cooperation in Civil Aviation

5. Agreement on visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports

6. MOU between Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain

7. MOU on Cooperation in Renewable Energy

Prime Minister Modi said cooperation in railways expansion and upgradation, smart cities, infrastructure, etc are areas of India's priorities and requirements where Spain has enough skills and mastery in such fields.

He added, "With a mission of promoting my vision of "New India", this visit will bring a new momentum in the ties of India with Spain by giving fresh impetus to a multifarious relation."

Applauding economic reforms undertaken by Spanish government, PM Modi said, "Under President Rajoy's leadership, Spain has undergone economic reforms and economic growth and development is also the biggest priority for my government and this era belongs to transformation and close ties with Spain will take both of us to a new direction."

Describing terrorism as a global threat, Modi said "Both our countries have faced terrorism and strengthening cooperation on this security challenge is an important part for bilateral agenda. Terrorism is a challenge for all of our societies, we get to hear a lot about terror attacks these days."

Prime Minister Modi is on a two-day state visit to Spain. He arrived in Madrid on 30 may amid his four-nation tour.


First published: 31 May 2017, 15:29 IST