Modi’s Historic Visit to Austria: First by Indian PM in 41 Years, Dinner with Chancellor Karl

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Austria on Wednesday, marking the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 41 years. Upon arrival, he was welcomed by Indian Ambassador to Austria Shambhu Kumaran and Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg. Modi was greeted by members of the Indian diaspora and later joined Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer for dinner.

Foreign Minister Schallenberg extended a warm welcome to Modi, highlighting the significance of the visit in celebrating 75 years of diplomatic relations between India and Austria. He emphasized the strong partnership based on mutual commitment to global security, stability, and prosperity. Chancellor Nehammer also welcomed Modi, expressing his anticipation for fruitful political and economic discussions.

In a post on X, Nehammer shared a selfie with Modi, expressing pleasure and honor in welcoming the Indian PM. Modi responded with gratitude, stating that India and Austria will continue to collaborate for global good. Modi’s visit is historically significant, as the last Indian Prime Minister to visit Austria was Indira Gandhi in 1983.

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