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Austrian Foreign Minister Extends Warm Welcome To PM Modi In Vienna

Austria’s Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg warmly welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, emphasizing the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between their two nations. A warm welcome to Indian PM @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, […]

PM Modi welcomed by Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (Photo/X@a_schallenberg)
PM Modi welcomed by Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (Photo/X@a_schallenberg)

Austria’s Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg warmly welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, emphasizing the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between their two nations.

“A warm welcome to Indian PM @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,” Alexander Schallenberg said in a post on X after PM Modi’s arrival on Wednesday (local time)

Subsequently, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer also greeted PM Modi, referring to India as a friend and partner. He expressed his eagerness to discuss political and economic matters during the visit.

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

In response to Nehammer’s warm welcome, PM Modi expressed his gratitude and affirmed that India and Austria would continue to collaborate.

In a post on X, PM Modi said while sharing some really good pictures of him and Nehammer, “Thank you, Chancellor @karlnehammer, for the warm welcome. I look forward to our discussions tomorrow as well. Our nations will continue working together to further global good.”

Meanwhile, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal posted on X, describing the official meeting as a significant milestone in the partnership between the two nations.

“An important milestone in – partnership! PM @narendramodi hosted by Austrian Chancellor @karlnehammer for a private engagement. This is the first meeting between the two leaders. Discussions on realising the full potential of bilateral partnership lie ahead,” Randhir Jaiswal said on X.

Upon PM Modi’s arrival in Austria, he was greeted by Indian Ambassador to Austria Shambhu Kumaran and Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg. This marks the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Austria in 41 years, with the last visit being made by Indira Gandhi in 1983.

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