Embassy of Portugal in India

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa's State Visit to India

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7-13 January, 2017-01-04

TENTATIVE PROGRAM, AS OF 4 JANUARY

 - Arrival of Prime Minister António Costa and Delegation to Delhi

Saturday, 7 de January de 2017                                           NEW DELHI

 10:00 - Ceremonial Reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

10:30 - Wreath laying by PM António Costa at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

11:30 – Key-speech of PM António Costa at a Conference co-organized by ORF – Observer Research Foundation and Carnegie India: India and the Portuguese Speaking World – A Partnership for the 21st Century (Taj Palace, By Invitation only)       

14:45 - Visit of PM António Costa and Delegation to the National Museum

16:25 - Arrival Rashtrapati Bhavan of PM António Costa and Delegation

16:30 - Call on the Vice-President, Mr. Mohamed Hamid Ansari

17:15 - Call on the President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee

18:00 - Arrival Hyderabad House of PM António Costa and Delegation

- Meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delegation Talks 

First Stamping of the Joint Commemorative Postage Stamp

- Exchange of Agreements

         - Press Statements        

- Banquet Dinner hosted by the Prime Minister of India

– Departure to Bangalore

Sunday, 8 January 2017                                                      BANGALORE

10:00 – Participation of PM António Costa and Delegation at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention as Chief-Guest

10:20 - PM António Costa speech, followed by PM Modi speech

11:30 – End of Inauguration Ceremony and visit to the PBD Exhibition

13:30 – Participation at the PBD Convention Lunch hosted by PM Modi

15:30 – Visit of PM António Costa and Delegation to ISITE - Satellite Integration and Test Establishment of ISRO – Indian Space Research Organization

Monday, 9 January 2017                                                    BANGALORE

08:30 – Breakfast of PM António Costa and Portuguese Ministers with Indian CEOs (Sheraton Grand Bangalore)

10:30 - Economic Seminar between the Portuguese Business Delegation and Indian Companies (Sheraton Grand Bangalore) – key-note speech by PM António Costa

13:15 – Participation of PM António Costa and Delegation at the “Startup India/Startup Portugal Event – Fostering Entrepreneurship” at BIT – Bangalore Institute of Technology

14:30 - Meeting with of PM António Costa and Ministers with Indian Tourism Industry Companies (Sheraton Grand Bangalore)

16:30 – Participation of PM António Costa as Chief Guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, 10 January 2017                                                    AHMEDABAD

 12:10 – Arrival at Ahmedabad of PM António Costa and Delegation

 12:30 - Visit of Gandhi Ashram of PM António Costa and Delegation

 13:15 – Participation of PM António Costa and Delegation at the VIBRANT GUJARAT 2017 Official Lunch

15h30 - Inauguration of VIBRANT GUJARAT 2017 by PM Narendra Modi

         - Speech by PM António Costa

 – Departure to GOA

Wednesday, 11 January 2017                                                             GOA

10:00 – Courtesy Call of Goa Chief-Minister, Mr. Laxmikant Parsekar, on PM António Costa at the Residence of the Consul-General of Portugal in Goa

11:05 – Courtesy Call of PM António Costa and Ministers on Goa Governor, Mrs. Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhavan

12:30 – Visit of PM António Costa and Delegation to the NIO-National Institute of Oceanography of Goa and Meeting with the Direction

13:15 – Official Lunch to the Portuguese Delegation, offered by Goa Chief-Minister at Cidade de Goa Resort

14:50 – Visit to Old Goa by PM António Costa and Delegation

15:45 – Visit to Shri Manguesh Temple in Ponda by PM António Costa and Delegation

17:00 – Tribute by the Goan Civil Society to PM António Costa at the Main Hall the Adil Shah Palace in Panaji

         - Presentation of the English translation of the book “Sem Caras Nem Coroas”, by

         Orlando Costa (father of PM António Costa)

         - Speech by Goa Chief-Minister, Mr. Laxmikant Parsekar

         - Speech by PM António Costa

THUSDAY, 12 January 2017                                                              GOA

09:40 –Visit by PM António Costa and Delegation to BIRLA’S Optical Fiber Factory, in Verna, Salcete

10:45 – Walking visit by PM António Costa and Delegation to Bairro das Fontainhas and visit to Fundação Oriente

15:45 – Inauguration by PM António Costa of the new Centro de Língua Portuguesa/Portuguese Language Center, in Panaji

16:10 – Walking tour by PM António Costa and Delegation to Instituto Menezes Braganza and visit to the Azulejos panels depicting “Os Lusíadas” scenes at the entrance

16:45 – Speech by PM António Costa at Salgaocar College of Law

18:30 – Meeting with Bollywood Producers at the Hotel Grand Hyatt

 20:00 – Reception to the Portuguese and Indo-Portuguese Community at Grand Hyatt

– Departure to Portugal, via Mumbai

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