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India, Portugal ink seven pacts after Modi-Sousa talks

Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo De Sousa with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting at the Hyderabad house in New Delhi on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo De Sousa with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting at the Hyderabad house in New Delhi on Friday, February 14, 2020.   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

The pacts provide for cooperation in areas of investment, transport, ports, culture and industrial and intellectual property rights

India and Portugal on Friday signed seven agreements to boost cooperation in a range of areas after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa held extensive talks.

The pacts provide for cooperation in areas of investment, transport, ports, culture and industrial and intellectual property rights.

Portugal is an important country for India in Southern Europe, and bilateral ties have witnessed a steady progress in the last 15 years.

In October 2005, Portugal extradited Abu Salem and Monica Bedi to face terror charges.

Prime Minister Modi visited Portugal in June 2017 during which 11 agreements were signed covering a large number of areas including space, avoidance of double taxation, nano-technology, biotechnology and higher education.

The pacts signed after Modi-Sousa talks included a joint declaration a bilateral mobility partnership and another on maritime transport.

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