Goa KHabar:After series of interaction with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza on Saturday said that his country has full support to India to become permanent member on United Nation’s security council (UNSC).
De Souza is in Goa on his two-day-long visit to the earstwhile Portuguese colony. During the first day, he chaired the meetings that signed various Memorandum of Understandings between both the countries, and also addressed a conference on ‘Urban Design’ in Panaji.
Talking to PTI at the sidelines of the conference on urban designs, de Souza said that his meetings with Modi and his Indian counterpart, Kovind was “fruitful, bilaterally and multi-laterally.”
“India has full support of Portugal internationally to become the security council member of the united nation, we shall have India at the highest level at the next meeting, Ocean conference scheduled to be held at Lisbon in June, 2020,” de Souza said.
Speaking about the cooperation between both the countries, the President said “plenty of projects (are on anvil) that mean on one hand support of India to Portugal and on other hand support of Portugal to India.”
He said economically, financially, technologically, and scientifically, so much to do and so much has already begun between both the nations.
De Souza said that his meetings with Modi and Kovind was “fruitful, bilaterally and multi laterally.”
“We discussed concrete projects for Portuguese investment in India and Indian investment in Portugal,” he said.
He said that both the countries have planned cooperation in the field of economy, technology, culture and science over a period of next five years.
“Everything that is good for mutual relation between both the countries is of attention for both of us,” de Souza said.
During his visit to India, de Souza signed seven agreements to boost cooperation in the rage of areas in presence of Modi.
The pacts provide for cooperation in areas of investment, transport, port, culture and industrial and intellectual property rights.