The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Mr. Jose Manuel Garcia – Margallo y Marfil called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
Minister Garcia-Margallo requested India’s assistance in evacuating Spanish nationals from the Earthquake-hit Nepal. Noting that India was committed to helping all nations affected by the tragedy, Prime Minister Modi assured him of all possible assistance for Spanish nationals.
Prime Minister Modi and Minister Garcia-Margallo discussed possible avenues for cooperation in the sectors of Railways, Smart Cities and Renewable Energy.Prime Minister Modi also invited Spanish companies to participate in the “Make in India” initiative and set up manufacturing bases in India to connect with the global supply chain.
Congratulating Spain on their election to the UNSC for a non-permanent seat for 2015-17, Prime Minister Modi urged Spain to take the lead in coordinating international efforts to combat terrorism.Prime Minister Modi accepted the invitation of Spanish Prime Minister to visit Spain in 2016.