New Delhi, Mar 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Brussels at a very crucial time. The visit by Modi to the Belgian capital comes a week after it had been hit by one of the terror strikes in which nearly 31 died and 100s were injured.
While discussions on counter terrorism would be high on the agenda, there would also be talk on trade and investments.
Modi during his visits abroad has emphasised on the need to have a global coalition to fight terrorism. While expressing solidarity with the people of Brussels, Modi will emphasise on this point yet again. For Belgium, the ISIS has been a nightmare and there are at least 250 of its nationals fighting alongside the outfit.
Counter terrorism high on the agenda:
Modi has a packed schedule in Belgium in which he would meet with the PM of the country Charles Michel and also heads of the European Union. During these meetings Modi will speak about the need for greater cooperation in combating international terrorism.
The Indian PM would also emphasise on the fact that there is a need to greater sharing of intelligence. The ISIS which operates globally needs to be watched by every intelligence agency in the world and unless the world cooperates, the going would get tough against this fanatic outfit.
Modi would underline the need for a special strategic partnership like he did when French President, Francois Hollande had visited India. He had said that the two nations stand united in fighting and defeating terrorism. A similar message would be given by the Indian PM at Brussels.
Apart from this the the Indian PM will also have discussions on trade, clean energy and economy. The PM will also meet with the Indians in Brussels. Following this he would attend the fourth Nuclear Security Summit hosted by the United States of America on March 31 and April 1. On his way back, he would stop over at Riyadh for a meeting with the Saudi Arabian leadership.