New Delhi, Oct 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Pedro Sanchez, the Prime Minister of Spain on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Rome on Sunday.
The two leaders welcomed the growing bilateral trade and investment linkages including the recent signing of the contract to procure 56 C-295 aircraft from Airbus Spain, 40 of which will be ‘Made in India’ in collaboration with Tata Advanced Systems.
They also agreed to further expand bilateral cooperation in new areas like e-mobility, clean tech, advanced materials and deep sea exploration. PM Modi invited Spain to invest in various sectors including Green Hydrogen, infrastructure and defence manufacturing and further take advantage of India’s National Infrastructure Pipeline, Asset Monetization Plan and the Gati Shakti Plan.
The two leaders discussed India-EU relations as well as cooperation on climate action and priorities at upcoming COP-26. They also exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest including Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific.
At the same time,Modi looked forward to welcoming PM Sanchez in India next year.