Modi meets members of EU, Belgian parliaments

Brussels, March 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with select members of the European Union and Belgian parliaments in his first official engagement after his arrival here on Wednesday.

“A parliamentary beginning! PM meets select members of the European & Belgian Parliaments for 1st engagement of day,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Earlier, Modi arrived to a red carpet welcome and enthusiastic greetings from Indian nationals who crowded around him at Brussels airport.

“A red carpet at dawn. PM @narendramodi receives a warm welcome as he arrives in Brussels,” Swarup tweeted.

Members of the Indian diaspora waved Indian flags in greeting and also mobbed Modi for autographs.

Brussels is the first leg of his three-nation tour of Belgium, the US and Saudi Arabia.

On his daylong visit to Brussels on Wednesday, Modi will hold a bilateral summit with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and then attend the 13th India-European Union (EU) Summit. He will also address around 5,000 members of the Indian diaspora at an event later in the day.

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