Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa held broad chats on Friday investigating approaches to extend bilateral ties in a scope of regions including commerce and venture. Sousa landed here on Thursday night on a four-day visit, his first to India. The last visit by a Portuguese President to India was in 2007.
President Ram Nath Kovind will accompany the president on Friday night and host a feast in his respect. Sousa will likewise head out to Maharashtra and Goa during his visit.
The two countries have active and growing cooperation in the field of economy and business, science, culture and education. They share considerable convergences on international issues. The visit will provide an opportunity for the two sides to review progress in various sectors of bilateral relations and pursue new avenues of cooperation and exchange views on international issues of common interest.