Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (left) being introduced by President Ram Nath Kovind (right) to the ministers | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (left) being introduced by President Ram Nath Kovind (right) to the ministers | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
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New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa discussed extensively on exploring ways to deepen bilateral ties in a range of areas including trade and investment. The Portuguese president was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Friday.

Sousa arrived to the capital city on a four-day visit, his first to India. The last visit by a Portuguese President to India was in 2007. He is scheduled to travel to Maharashtra and Goa during his stay in the country.

India and Portugal signed seven agreements to boost cooperation in a range of areas after Sousa held extensive talks with PM Modi. The pacts provide for cooperation in areas of investment, transport, ports, culture and industrial and intellectual property rights.

Officials said the talks covered entire expanse of bilateral ties including in areas of trade, investment and education.

President Ram Nath Kovind receives Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President Ram Nath Kovind receives Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa received ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa received a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President Ram Nath Kovind (left) with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
President Ram Nath Kovind (left) with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the media | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the media | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Secretary to the President Sanjay Kothari (left), Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane (second left) Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba (centre) and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal (right) at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Secretary to the President Sanjay Kothari (left), Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane (second left) Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba (centre) and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal (right) at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane (left) with Anil Baijal (centre), Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba (right) and Special Secretary to the President ELSN Bala Prasad (extreme right) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane (left) with Anil Baijal (centre), Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba (right) and Special Secretary to the President ELSN Bala Prasad (extreme right) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Ministry of Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan (left) and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan (right) at Rastrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Ministry of Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan (left) and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan (right) at Rastrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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