India and Spain today signed seven agreements, including on cyber security and technical cooperation in civil aviation, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the European country. The visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Spain in nearly 30 years.
The last Prime Minister to visit Spain was Rajiv Gandhi in 1988. Earlier, PM Modi and the Spanish prime minister had met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Turkey in November 2015. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed Spain’s infrastructure, tourism, energy and defense companies to invest in priority sectors in India. Spain is India’s 7th largest trading partner in the European Union. Bilateral trade between both the nations have totalled USD 5.27 billion in 2016.
List of MoUs/Agreements:
- Agreement for Transfer of Sentenced Persons.
- MOU on Cooperation in organ transplantation between India’s Directorate General of Health Services and the National Transplant Organization of Spain.
- MoU on Cooperation in Cyber Security.
- MoU on Cooperation in Renewable Energy.
- MoU on Technical Cooperation in Civil Aviation.
- Agreement on visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports.
- MoU between Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain.