Prime Minister Narendra Modi
on Saturday held talks with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa and discussed ways to further intensify bilateral relations.
Modi, who arrived here on the first leg of his three- nation tour, said his brief visit will further strengthen relations
"Advancing bilateral engagements. PM @narendramodi & PM @antoniocostapm discuss ways to further intensify bilateral relations," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted along with some photographs.
Departing from protocol, Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva received Prime Minister Modi
at the airport earlier in the day.
is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Portugal
on a bilateral trip, Baglay said.
Before leaving for Lisbon, Modi
had said during his meeting with Costa, the two leaders will build on their recent discussions and review the progress of various joint initiatives and decisions.
Portuguese Prime Minister Costa said in a tweet that this was an excellent opportunity to review the implementation of the accords agreed during his India
visit and sign new agreements.
Costa had visited India
in January this year.
The highlight of Modi's four-day three-nation visit will be the US leg as Modi
will be meeting President Donald Trump for the first time on June 26 in Washington.
From the US, he will travel to the Netherlands.