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PM Modi visit to Austria: PM receives ceremonial Guard of Honour in Vienna

This is the first time an Indian Prime Minister has visited Austria in 41 years. In 1983, Indira Gandhi was the last PM to visit the country

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 10th 2024 03:03 PM
PM Modi visit to Austria: PM receives ceremonial Guard of Honour in Vienna

PM Modi visit to Austria: PM receives ceremonial Guard of Honour in Vienna

PM Modi visit to Austria: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Austria on Wednesday (local time) after concluding his two-day visit to Russia.

This is the first time an Indian Prime Minister has visited Austria in 41 years. In 1983, Indira Gandhi was the last PM to visit the country.


PM Modi shared a post on X while announcing that he landed in Vienna adding that he cited this trip as a "special one."

Further, PM Modi expressed his enthusiasm for the various engagements planned during his visit, including high-level talks and interactions with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer and the Indian community in Austria.

"Landed in Vienna. This visit to Austria is a special one. Our nations are connected by shared values and a commitment to a better planet. Looking forward to the various programmes in Austria including talks with Chancellor @karlnehammer, interactions with the Indian community and more," PM wrote on X.

                    

PM Modi gets Guard of Honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a State visit to Austria, received a ceremonial Guard of Honour at the Federal Chancellery in Vienna on Wednesday. Austria's Chancellor Karl Nehammer accompanied PM Modi who also signed the Guestbook at the Federal Chancellery.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said that it was the first bilateral visit of Prime Minister Modi to Austria.

"PM @narendramodi arrives in the historic city of Vienna on his first bilateral visit to Austria. Welcomed by FM @a_schallenberg at the airport. As the two countries are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year, this momentous visit will add renewed momentum to India-Austria ties," Randhir Jaiswal said on X.

Notably, the last visit to Austria of an Indian prime minister was that of Indira Gandhi in the year 1983. 


- With inputs from agencies

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