After hugs and selfies, PM Modi meets Austrian Chancellor, calls for 'stronger bilateral ties' with Vienna

After hugs and selfies, PM Modi meets Austrian Chancellor, calls for 'stronger bilateral ties' with Vienna

Upon his arrival, Prime Minister Modi joined a dinner hosted by Austrian Chancellor Karl Neuhammer, where he was received by members of the Indian diaspora.

Responding to Neyhammer's warm welcome, PM Modi thanked him and said that India and Austria will continue to work together.
Responding to Neyhammer's warm welcome, PM Modi thanked him and said that India and Austria will continue to work together.

Vienna: As part of his two-nation visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Austrian Chancellor Karl Neuhammer shortly after landing in Vienna. During their visit, the two leaders will discuss ways to strengthen their bilateral ties and closer cooperation on several geopolitical challenges.

Taking to microblogging site X, PM Modi said, “Chancellor @karlnehammer, thank you for the warm welcome. I look forward to our discussion tomorrow as well. Our nations will continue to work together for the greater good of the world.”

Upon his arrival, Prime Minister Modi joined a dinner hosted by Austrian Chancellor Karl Neuhammer, where he was received by members of the Indian diaspora.

PM Modi arrived in Austria on Wednesday where he was received by Indian Ambassador to Austria Shambhu Kumaran and Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg.

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg extended a warm welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said “A warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister @narendramodi on his historic visit to Austria, marking 75 years of diplomatic relations. The partnership between our nations is based on a joint commitment to global security, stability and prosperity.”

Following this, Austrian Chancellor Karl Neuhammer also welcomed PM Modi and called India a friend and partner and also said that he was looking forward to discussing politics and economics during the visit.

“Welcome to Vienna, Prime Minister @narendramodi! It is a pleasure and an honor to welcome you to Austria. Austria and India are friends and partners. I am looking forward to our political and economic discussions during your visit!,” Karl Neyhammer wrote in a post on X while sharing a selfie with PM Modi.

Responding to Neyhammer's warm welcome, PM Modi thanked him and said that India and Austria will continue to work together.

In a post on X, PM Modi shared some really nice photos of him and Nehammer, saying, “Thank you, Chancellor @karlnehammer, for the warm welcome. I look forward to our discussion tomorrow as well. Our nations will continue to work together for the greater good of the world.”

Notably, this is the first time an Indian Prime Minister has visited Austria in 41 years. Indira Gandhi was the last Prime Minister to visit the country in 1983.




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