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PM Modi holds talks with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

In the morning, the Portuguese president was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

PM Modi holds talks with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa arrived here on Thursday night on a four-day visit, his first to India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa held extensive talks on Friday exploring ways to deepen bilateral ties in a range of areas including trade and investment.

Sousa arrived 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.

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

Sousa is accompanied by a high-level delegation.

In the morning, the Portuguese president was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President Ram Nath Kovind will meet the visiting president on Friday evening and host a banquet in his honour. Sousa will also travel to Maharashtra and Goa during his visit.

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