Modi provides OCI card to Portugal’s Indian-origin PM Costa

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By PTI|Published: 24th June 2017

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa shake hands after a joint declaration at the Necessidades Palace, the Portuguese Foreign Ministry in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday June 24, 2017. Modi is on a one day check out to Portugal.( AP).
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa shake hands after a joint declaration at the Necessidades Palace, the Portuguese Foreign Ministry in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday June 24, 2017. Modi is on a one day check out to Portugal.( AP).

LISBON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today provided the Overseas Citizen of India card to his Portuguese equivalent Antonio Costa and explained him as the very best of the Indian diaspora throughout the world.

Modi, who is here on a short check out, today held talks with Costa to go over methods to even more heighten bilateral relations.

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Costa, 55, is of Indian-origin and his election in 2015 as Prime Minister has actually opened opportunities for energising bilateral relations in between the 2 countries.

” Prime Minister Costa represents the very best of the Indian diaspora throughout the world,” Modi stated throughout a joint address to the media with Costa.

Later on throughout a neighborhood reception, Modi provided Costa with the OCI card. Costa throughout his see to India in January had actually been granted the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman by the President of India.

Modi, throughout the joint address to the media, likewise stated apart from Costa’s Indian connection, football can even more link individuals in the 2 nations.

” Portuguese enthusiasm for football runs deep, PM Costa himself is a huge fan. This might form another league to additional link our societies,” Modi stated.

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