Prime Minister Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Austria in 41 years, shares a selfie

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Austria yesterday evening after concluding another important visit to Russia. This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Austria in over 40 years. Indira Gandhi was the last Indian Prime Minister to visit the country in 1983.

During his stay in Vienna, Prime Minister Modi will visit Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and hold talks with Chancellor Nehammer. Both leaders will also hold talks with business leaders from India and Austria.

According to officials, the two countries will explore ways to further deepen their relations and work more closely together on various geopolitical challenges.

Prime Minister Modi is also scheduled to meet members of the Indian community in Vienna today.

Ahead of his visit to Austria, Prime Minister Modi said on Sunday that the shared values ​​of democracy, freedom and the rule of law formed the foundation on which the two countries would build an ever closer partnership.

In 2021, Prime Minister Modi held talks with then Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, now the country's Foreign Minister, on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow.

Last week, Foreign Minister Vinay Kwatra described Austria as an “important Central European country” that offers excellent opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the areas of infrastructure, renewable energy, high technology, start-up sectors, media and entertainment.

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