India, Spain commit cooperation in combating terrorism

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, May 31 for talks centering on security, fighting terrorism and economic relations. PM Modi will also attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum where India will be the partner country for the first time.

As a signatory to the Paris Agreement on climate change, India is committed to ensuring that at least 40 percent of its electricity will be generated from non-fossil-fuel sources by 2030.

During his stay here, India and Spain signed seven agreements, including those on cyber security and technical cooperation in civil aviation.

Spain is India s seventh largest trading partner in the European Union.

"Our Prime Minister invited them to mount a very strong and large Spanish delegation of Business people to India later this year".

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Prime Minister Modi also met top CEOs of leading Spanish companies and invited them to participate in initiatives like "Make in India", saying huge potential awaits them in the fast-growing nation.

Modi than underlined upon the new areas of cooperation both countries were focusing on. There are more than 200 Spanish companies in India that are actively involved in road construction projects, railways, wind power, water desalination, defense and smart cities.

Bagley further said that looking at the huge strength of Indians residing in Spain, the Prime Minister also proposed the idea of opening a consulate in Madrid, which was well received by government of Spain. "India and Russian Federation have always been together on global issues", he said. "#YogaDay", he tweeted. PM Modi also shared a video showing people praying ahead of performing the Yoga. The potential for India's accelerated growth has never been greater, nor the optimism higher.

All eyes are on PM Modi's Russian Federation visit as it is expected to be vital for India's largest nuclear power plant, Kudankulam. "There is no other country in the world that we have such deep cooperation in defence", said Putin.

Modi also gave a broad overview of the economic reforms undertaken in India, including the GST. "In particular in the advanced aerospace sector, it will include the participation of the Spanish Defense Industry in the Make in India program for the Indian defense markets and third country exports", the joint statement added.

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