The two nations are cooperating extensively in areas such as trade, energy and innovation

Continuing with bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez on Sunday.

PM Modi invited Spain to invest in various sectors in India including green hydrogen, infrastructure and defence manufacturing.

He urged Spain to take advantage of India’s National Infrastructure Pipeline, Asset Monetization Plan and the Gati Shakti Plan.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the two leaders welcomed the growing bilateral trade and investment linkages, including the recent signing of the contract to procure 56 C295 aircrafts from Airbus Spain, 40 of which will be ‘Made in India’ in collaboration with Tata Advanced Systems.

They agreed to further expand bilateral cooperation in new areas like e-mobility, clean tech, advanced materials and deep sea exploration.

The two leaders discussed India-EU relations as well as cooperation on climate action and priorities at upcoming COP26. They also exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest including Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific, said the MEA.

Both the leaders had fruitful talks on ways to deepen ties between India and Spain. PM Modi looks forward to welcoming PM Sanchez in India next year.

The two nations are cooperating extensively in areas such as trade, energy, innovation and more.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, and Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla were present for the meeting between the two Prime Ministers.