India-Spain strengthen bilateral ties, sign seven crucial agreements as MOU

Madrid, Spain Updated: May 31, 2017, 11:02 AM(IST)

India Spain sign seven crucial MOU's with the aim of development Photograph:( ANI )

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PM Modi said cooperation in railway?expansion and upgradations, smart cities, infrastructure etc?are areas of India's priorities||Prime Minister Modi is on a two-day state visit to Spain||He arrived in Madrid on Tuesday amid his four-nation tour||

India and Spain on Wednesday signed seven agreements across multiple sectors following delegation-level talks, co-chaired by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy in Madrid.

Giving fresh impetus to multifarious relations between Spain and India, PM Modi and Rajoy witnessed the exchange of seven Memoranda of Understanding's (MOU) across various fields:

1. Transfer of sentenced persons

2. Cooperation in Organ Transplantation

3. Cooperation in Cybersecurity

4. Technical Cooperation in Civil Aviation

5. Visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports

6. MOU between Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain

7. Cooperation in Renewable Energy

Prime Minister Modi said cooperation in railway expansion and upgradations, smart cities, infrastructure, et cetera are areas of India's priorities and requirements where Spain has enough skills and mastery in such fields.

Applauding economic reforms undertaken by the Spanish government, PM Modi said, "Under President Rajoy's leadership, Spain has undergone economic reforms. Economic growth and development are also the biggest priority for my government and this era belongs to transformation. Close ties with Spain will take both of us to a new direction".

He added, "With a mission of promoting my vision of 'New India', this visit will bring a new momentum in the ties of India with Spain by giving fresh impetus to a multifarious relation."

Describing terrorism as a global threat, Modi said, "Both our countries have faced terrorism and strengthening cooperation on this security challenge is an important part of bilateral agenda. Terrorism is a challenge for all of our societies, we get to hear a lot about terror attacks these days."

Prime Minister Modi is on a two-day state visit to Spain. He arrived in Madrid on Tuesday amid his four-nation tour. 


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