As you all know that our Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a visit to Belgium (30th March), USA (31st March to 1st April) and Saudi Arabia (2nd April to 3rd April). The trip becomes more important because of 13th India-EU Summit with the E.U. leadership and 4th Nuclear Security Summit. It is very important to know the facts and figure of these visits not only in terms of exams but also as an Indian. We should know about the happening related to our country. So guys let’s know more about it.
Here we start with our Prime Minister visits –
1. Visit To Belgium
On his first day of the tours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Brussels, Belgium to meet with the Belgium Prime Minister Mr. Charles Michel and also to attend 13th India-EU Summit with the E.U. leadership. The title given to this summit was EU-India Summit: A new momentum for the EU-India Strategic Partnership. The summit took place in Brussels.
PM also notified that within the E.U., Belgium is India’s 2nd largest trading partner. PM Modi met with PM of Belgium aims to expand trade, investment and high technology partnership.
During visit of the nation PM Narendra Modi along with Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel had also activated the India-Belgium ARIES (Aryabhatta Research Institute for Observational Sciences) Telescope by remote. This telescope is the Asia’s biggest telescope and made with the assistance of Belgium.
Apart from Indo-EU summit and meetings, PM also interacted with the Board Members of the Association of Diamond Traders in Belgium and addressed/interact in a community programme with the Indian community.
2. Visit To USA
After Belgium PM Narendra Modi had visited the USA on 31st March, where he participated in the 4th Nuclear Security Summit in which several nations and global organizations were presents. The Nuclear Security Summit 2016 took place in Washington DC on April 1st, 2016.
In the Summit world leaders underline the importance of the Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the International Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism and will continue to work toward their universalization and full implementation. It also reaffirm the commitment to our shared goals of nuclear disarmament, nuclear non-proliferation and peaceful use of nuclear energy.
India will join trilateral initiative of Nuclear Security Submit chairs circulated at IAEA by subscribing states as the joint statement on strengthening nuclear security implementation and will also join three gift baskets for this summit in priority areas of counter nuclear smuggling, nuclear security contact group in Vienna, sharing of best practices through Centres of Excellence such as India’s own.
On the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit, PM Modi also met with several world leaders to carry forward the agenda of bilateral cooperation with those Nations. and also taken forward his interaction with the scientists associated with LIGO project.
3. Visit To Saudi Arabia
After USA visit PM Modi had visited Saudi Arabia as a part of his 3 nation visit. He visited Saudi from 2nd April to 3rd April as he got the invitation from H.M.King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
So PM Modi had arrived in Riyadh on 2nd April to the oil-rich Saudi kingdom as both countries are set to firm up a raft of pacts to bolster their strategic partnership besides exploring ways to enhance security and counter-terror cooperation and combating threat of terrorism and radicalization were the agenda of the talks between Mr. Modi and the leadership of Saudi Arabia. He is the fourth Indian Prime Minister to visit Saudi Arabia after Dr. Singh in 2010, Indira Gandhi in 1982 and Jawaharlal Nehru in 1956.
There PM Modi met and held wide ranging talks with HM King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. PM Modi presents King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud a gold-plated replica of the Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kerala. Cheraman Juma Masjid is symbol of active trade relations between India and Saudi Arabia since ancient times.
In Saudi Arabia PM Modi had visited Masmak Fortress, ‘L&T Workers’ Residential Complex and TCS All Women IT & ITES Center in Riyadh, which had trained over 1,000 Saudi women. and pitched the more focus on expanding the economic ties as Saudi Arabia is India’s 4th largest trading partner and is also India’s largest crude oil supplier. Saudi Arabia also planed to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure development projects over the next 5 years.
The two leaders agreed to transform the buyer-seller relationship in the energy-sector and also agreed to focus on areas of training and human resources development and cooperation in research and development in the energy sector. Both the leaders also emphasized on furthering bilateral strategic engagement in the areas of security and defence co-operation. Also both the nations agreed to enhance cooperation to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean regions.
PM Narendra Modi was conferred Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honour- the king Abdulaziz Sash. The Prime Minister was conferred the prestigious award by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Court. The award is named after Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of the modern Saudi state.