PM Modi to embark on four nations tour beginning tomorrow

PM Modi to embark on four nations tour beginning tomorrow

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New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a four nation tour to three European countries and Russia beginning tomorrow. Trade and commerce, strategic and economic cooperation and counter terrorism will be high on agenda during Prime Minister's visit to Germany, Spain, Russia and France. Mr Modi today took to social networking Facebook to mention about his four-nation tour and made special mention about Indo-Russia ties. "I greatly look forward to my visit to St. Petersburg in this special year for the bilateral relationship as both countries celebrate the 70th Anniversary of our diplomatic relations," Mr Modi wrote on Facebook. Mr Modi will be visiting St. Petersburg, Russia from May 31 to June 2 for the 18th India-Russia Annual Summit. During his week long tour Mr. Modi will take part in the 4th Indo- German Inter-governmental Consultations and meet German Chancellor to strengthen the bilateral relations. He will also take part in series of events during his visit to three West European countries and Russia. His visit to Spain will mark first visit of any Indian Prime Minister after almost a gap of 30 years. Late Rajiv Gandhi was the last Indian Prime Minister to visit Spain. About his engagement in Russia, Mr Modi wrote, "On 1st June, I will be conducting detailed discussions with President Valdimir Putin to take forward our dialogue from the last Summit in Goa in October 2016. "With a spotlight on economic ties, both President Putin and I will also be interacting with CEOs from both countries," he wrote.

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