Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi will pay an official visit to Portugal and Spain from tomorrow. During her visit to Portugal from 12 to 14th of this month, the Minister will have bilateral talks with her counterpart Secretary of State for International Affairs and Cooperation Francisco Andre. She will also meet Foreign Minister of Portugal, Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of Culture of Portugal Graça Maria da Fonseca and other dignitaries.
A bilateral agreement on the recruitment of Indian citizens to work in Portugal will be signed during the visit. She will also meet members of the Indian community and attend an event marking the rich cultural heritage of India as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. During her visit to Spain from 15 to 17 of this month, Meenakashi Lekhi will hold discussions with her counterpart, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Angeles Moreno Bau and meet other senior dignitaries in the Spanish government.
She will inaugurate The Beatles and India exhibition. She will also interact with the Indian Community in Spain. External Affairs Ministry said, India enjoys friendly relations with both Portugal and Spain. It said, the visit of Minister of State is expected to provide fresh momentum to bilateral ties.