Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Brussels on Wednesday for his three nation tour. Those nations are Belgium, The US and Saudi Arabia. During this visit he will attend 13th India-EU Summit and hold bilateral talks with his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel. He will also attend the global nuclear security summit in the US.
The 13th EU-India Summit hosted by Donald Tusk, European Council President and Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. Modi will strive to advance India’s partnership with EU in priority areas such as ‘Make in India’ and ‘Smart Cities’. This India-EU Summit is being held after a gap of four years. The last Summit was held in New Delhi in 2012 and negotiations remained deadlocked over several key issues.
The Summit in Brussels is expected to evince interest in other projects like cleaning of Ganga on the lines of River Rhine and Danube. EU is India’s biggest trading partner as a bloc with trade amounting to USD 126 billion and it is also India’s largest export destination with exports worth USD 65 billion. It is the largest source of FDI in India at USD 69 billion.
On March 31, the prime minister will leave for Washington to attend the two-day Fourth Nuclear Security Summit to be hosted by US President Barack Obama.
On April 2 and 3, he will be visiting Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for a two-day visit with a focus on boosting energy and security cooperation. Prime Minister Modi will also visit the Masmak Fortress, ‘L&T Workers’ Residential Complex and TCS All Women IT & ITES Center in Riyadh.
So now lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. The EU summit is going on in which country ?
2. PM Narendra Modi is on three nations visit, name those nations ?
3. The global nuclear security summit will be held in which country ?
Courtesy : Business Standard