Portugal foreign minister’s India visit revives chances to expand ties; Reports


Foreign Minister of Portugal Joao Cravinho’s visit to India is an opportunity for the two countries to expand their bilateral ties, External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.

Taking to Twitter, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “Glad to welcome FM (Foreign Minister) @JoaoCravinho (Joao Cravinho) of Portugal to India. The visit is a renewed opportunity to expand our ties.”


Cravinho is in the national capital to attend a conclave on geopolitics and geoeconomics. According to the sources, foreign ministers of Argentina, Armenia, Guyana, Nigeria, Norway, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland and Slovenia are participating in the event.

Earlier in the day, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn and Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis arrived in New Delhi to attend the conclave.

“Warm welcome to FM Jean Asselborn of Luxembourg @MFA_Lu. The visit will further deepen our bilateral cooperation,” MEA tweeted.

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