The President of Portugal H.E. Mr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, is currently on a four-day State visit to India. In the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, President of Portugal H.E.Mr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Minister of National Defense of Portugal and Minister of State for Shipping(I/C)and Chemical and Fertilizer, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, signed an MoU today to develop a world-class National Maritime Heritage Complex at Lothal, Gujarat with the cooperation from the Republic of Portugal.
The MoU on National Maritime Heritage Complex, Lothal will pay the way for cooperation between the two countries for showcasing common Maritime Heritage. NMHC will consolidate all diverse and rich artefacts from ancient to modern times. It will provide access to the public and make them aware of India’s rich Maritime Heritage.
With entering in the Agreement with the Republic of Portugal, it will open avenues for cooperation to promote Maritime Transport between the two countries for better operation of their merchant fleets, cooperation to harmonize and unified their position with International Organization Institution, forums and conferences related to Maritime and Port activities.
It will also help both the countries to coordinate accession to international conventions so that the objectives of this Agreement can be strengthened.