Narendra Modi to hold bilateral talks with Portuguese PM Antonio Costa

Antonio Costa would be presented with the English translation of "Sem Caras Nem Coroas", a book originally written by his father Orlando Costa.

Narendra Modi to hold bilateral talks with Portuguese PM Antonio Costa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday hold talks with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa, who arrived early today in New Delhi on a seven-day visit to the country.

According to media reports, PM Modi will discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations. The two leaders are also expected to be inked agreements in different fields after the talks.

The Portuguese leader would also be holding official talks with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari.

According to DNA report, he will also attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas as the chief guest in Bengaluru on January 8 and participate in few business events. The Portugal Prime Minister will also attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit on January 10 at Gandhinagar.

Costa said that his visit had a strong "emotional side and a personal motivation". "As a person of Indian origin I am honoured by invitation of PM Modi. I hope my visit will lay foundation for a robust and forward-looking 21st century partnership between India and Portugal," he added.

In the last leg of his visit to India, he will be in Goa on 11-12 January, where he will meet the Governor and the Chief Minister. Costa, who traces his roots to Goa, will also spend some time at his ancestral place.