Spain requests India to help evacuate citizens from Nepal

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New Delhi, Apr 27: Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo Y Marfil called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday and requested Indian assistance in evacuating his country's citizens from quake-hit Nepal.

Modi said that India was committed to helping all nations affected by the earthquake and assured him of all possible assistance for Spanish nationals.

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Both sides also discussed possible avenues for cooperation in the sectors of railways, Smart Cities and renewable energy, said an official statement.

Modi also invited Spanish companies to participate in the 'Make in India' initiative and set up manufacturing bases in India to connect with the global supply chain.

Congratulating Spain on their election to the UNSC for a non-permanent seat for 2015-17, Prime Minister Modi urged Spain to take the lead in coordinating international efforts to combat terrorism.

Modi also accepted the invitation of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to visit Spain in 2016.

Earlier, the Spanish minister held bilateral talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

He is here on a three-day visit from April 26.

IANS

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