Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Foreign Visits

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Here is a list of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign visits from the time he took charge as the Prime Minister of India. This information has been compiled from documents available on the website of Ministry of External Affairs. (Data as on Aug 2015).

State Visit to Bhutan (June 15-16, 2014):

At the invitation of Shri Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, Shri Narendra Modi paid a State Visit to Bhutan from 15-16 June 2014. The Prime Minister of India was  accompanied by External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj, National Security Adviser Shri Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Smt. Sujatha Singh and other senior officials of the Government of India. A joint statement was made on the outcome of the visit.

Visit to Brazil for 6th BRICS Summit (July 13-15,2014):

In July 2014, Shri Narendra Modi visited Brazil for his first  multilateral visit, the 6th BRICS summit was held at the north-eastern beach city of Fortaleza. In the Fortaleza summit the group have agreed to establish a financial institution rivaling the western dominated World Bank and IMF.The new bank would be called the New Development Bank (NDB). The Fortaleza Declaration was arrived at by the end of the summit.

Visit to Nepal (August 3-4, 2014):

Shri Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Nepal from August 3-4, 2014 at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Nepal, Shri Sushil Koirala. The Prime Minister of India was accompanied by Shri Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor (NSA), Ms. Sujatha Singh, Foreign Secretary and a delegation comprising senior officials of the Government of India and media. A joint press statement was made at the end of the visit.

Visit to Japan (Aug 30- Sep 3, 2014):

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Japan from 30 August to 03 September, 2014. During the visit, Prime Minister had an audience with the Emperor of Japan and held an Annual Summit meeting with Prime Minister Shri Shinzo Abe. The Tokyo declaration  for India – Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership was arrived at the end of the visit.

Visit to USA (Sept 26-30, 2014):

Shri Narendra Modi paid an official visit to USA. During the  visit, Prime Minister spoke at the Madison Square Garden in New York. He also addressed the UN General Assembly. He met with various world leaders at the UN. He then proceeded to Washington to meet President Barrack Obama. A Vision Statement for the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership- ‘Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go‘ was arrived at.

Visit to Myanmar (November 11-13, 2014):

Shri Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Myanmar to attend the 12th  India-ASEAN Summit.  He also spoke at the 9th East Asia Summit. The chairman made a statement  at the end of 12th ASEAN-India Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Visit to Australia (November 14-18, 2014):

Shri Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Australia in November, 2014.  He  attended G-20  and met the BRICS heads of states.  He addressed a joint session of Austrialian Parliament and met with his Austrialian counterpart Shri Tony Abbott. A joint statement was issued at the end of the visit.

Visit to Fiji (November 19, 2014):

Shri Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Fiji where he met with the Prime Minister of Fiji Shri Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama. A number of MOUs were signed between both the countries during this visit.

Visit to Nepal for 18th SAARC Summit (November 25-27, 2014):

Shri Narendra Modi made a second visit to Nepal as the PM to attend the 18th SAARC summit. The Kathmandu declaration was made at the end of the
18th SAARC summit. There were a number of other outcomes of this visit.

Visit to Seychelles (March 10-11, 2015):

This was part of PM Modi’s visit to three Indian Ocean Island countries. The PM reitrerated India’s foreign policy priorities in India’s immediate and extended neighbourhood. He also said that India attaches paramount importance to strengthening relations with this region, which is vital for India’s security and progress. Modi went on to say that India’s relationship with Seychelles has been built on the foundation of mutual trust and shared values. His visit to Seychelles was the first Prime Ministerial visit to Seychelles since 1981. The PM’s statement at the end of his visit outlined the outcomes.

Visit to Mauritius (March 11-12, 2015):

The PM visited Mauritius after Seychells. He addressed the National Assembly of Mauritius. He also commissioned Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Barracuda in Mauritius. A list of MOUs/Agreements were signed during this visit.

Visit to Sri Lanka (March 13-14, 2015):

PM Modi during this visit to Sri Lanka said he was truly honoured by the warm welcome and friendship. He also attached a great significance to his visit since it is the first standalone bilateral visit to Sri Lanka by an Indian Prime Minister since 1987. The PM in his statement outlines India’a committment to ties with Sri Lanka and listed a host of areas where co-operation is being extended. He said that he looks forward to the early commencement of work on the ground in the Sampur Coal Power Project. This landmark project would meet Sri Lanka’s energy needs. He also assured to provide a fresh Line of Credit of up to US$ 318 million for the railways sector. This will be used to procure rolling stock, and to restore and upgrade existing railway track. The Foreign Secretary also briefed the media on the PM’s visit to Sri Lanka and its outcomes.

Visit to singapore (March 29, 2015):

PM Modi was in Singapore to attend State Funeral of Singapore’s founder and first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew

Visit to france (April 09-11, 2015):

PM Narendra Modi during his visit to France said he was  really happy to come to France. As the Prime Minister, this was his first visit to Europe and started it with France. The PM said that France is one of India’s closest friends and reliable partners. Here is a list of agreements signed during this visit.

Visit to germany (april 12-14, 2015):

During PM Modi’s visit to Germany, he said “Whenever anyone in India talks about technology, manufacturing or high quality, Germany is the first country that comes to the mind. So, it is natural that when India has embarked on a new journey for ‘Make in India’ for economic development and employment, we look forward to Germany’s strong partnership.” A joint statement was issued during this visit exploring ways of dialogue on foreign policy and security issues.

Visit to Canada (April 14-17, 2015):

PM Modi during his visit to Canada said that few countries in the world can match Canada’s potential to be a partner in India’s economic transformation. He also sought  Canada’s cooperation and investment in every area of India’s national development priority,- Energy and Infrastructure,Manufacturing and Skills,Smart Cities and agro-industry, and Research and Education. A joint statement titled ‘New Vigour, New Steps” was issued during this visit.

Visit to China (May 14-16, 2015):

PM Modi said that he has lot of hope from the relationship that both him & the President of China are trying to build. During his visit to India in September 2014, Chinese investments worth 20 billion US Dollars (Rs. 12 lakh-crore) were committed. Modi also said that India is keen to develop the sectors where China is strong. MOUs & Agreements worth $ 22 billion were signed during this visit.

Visit to Mongolia (May 17-18, 2015):

PM Modi during his remarks in the Mongolian Parliament said he was delighted to visit Mongolia, a country of great people. He also said  it is a special privilege to do so in the 25th year of democracy in Mongolia. A host of agreements were signed during this trip.

Visit to Republic of Korea (May 18-19, 2015):

During this visit, PM Modi said South Korea ranks only 14th in FDI flows in India and said there is a scope for improving this. He said India is also a land of enabling policy environment. He said there is potential for cooperation between India’s software and Korea’s hardware industry and also spoke about various other sectors where both the countries can work together. A list of agreements were signed.

Visit To Bangladesh (June 6-7, 2015):

During the visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India & Bangladesh are bound by the threads of history, religion, culture, language, kinship and passion for cricket.  He also said that both countries share emotional bonds of shared struggles and sacrifices. He also said that India is  pleased to extend  line of credit of 2 billion U.S. dollars to support infrastructure and other development activities in Bangladesh. Here is a list of MOUs, Agreements & other documents concluded during this visit .

Visit To Uzbekistan (July 6-7, 2015):

During this visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he has embarked on a five-nation tour of Central Asia and that  it reflects India’s resolve to start a new era in the relations with Central Asian Republics. A few agreements were signed during this visit

Visit To Kazakhstan (July 7-8, 2015):

During this visit, Prime Minister Modi  congratulated the people of Kazakhstan on the occasion of 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate and 20th anniversary of the Constitution of Kazakhstan. He also said that Kazaksthan was one of the first country with which India launched civil nuclear cooperation through a uranium purchase contract. He said India intends to expand cooperation in other minerals and Hydrocarbons. Five agreements were signed during this visit.

Visit to Russia for BRICS Summit (July 8-10, 2015):

During his address in the plenary session of the 7th BRICS Summit, PM Modi said that  everybody must acknowledge the success of BRICS in economic field including the New Development Bank, Contingency Reserve Fund, Export Credit Insurance, Financing for Innovation and new proposals for Customs Cooperation and Reinsurance Pool. The UFA declaration was signed during the 7th BRICS Summit.

Visit To Turkmenistan (July 10-11, 2015):

During this visit, Prime Minister Modi said that the most significant initiative in the relationship is the TAPI Gas Pipeline and that this could transform regional economic cooperation and bring prosperity along the route. Several agreements were signed during this visit.

Visit to Kyrgyz Republic (July 11-12, 2015):

During this visit, PM Modi said that he is delighted that both Election Commissions have signed an agreement on cooperation.  He said that he looks  forward to the launch of the tele-medicine link with India which is the  first in the region. He also mentioned the establishment of India-Kyrgyz Centre for Information Technology in the Kyrgyz State University in Bishkek. Several agreements were signed during this visit

Visit to Tajikistan (July 12-13, 2015):

During this Visit, Prime Minister Modi said that Agriculture is important to both economies . Both nations have agreed to promote the International North South Transport Corridor. Other connectivity initiatives such as India’s  planned investment in Chahbahar Port in Iran and intention to join the Ashkabat agreement will help. Both countries also  agreed to further strengthen defence cooperation which is  a strong pillar of the strategic partnership. Two agreements were signed during this visit.

Visit to UAE (August 16-17, 2015):

During this visit, the PM said that in the recent decades, UAE’s economic progress has been one of the global success stories, transforming the nation into a regional leader and a thriving international centre that attracts people and business from across the world.  India is UAE’s second largest trading partner; and UAE is not only India’s third largest trading partner, but also India’s gateway to the region and beyond. A joint statement was issued during this visit.

Visit to Ireland (September 23, 2015)

During this visit, the PM met his Irish counterpart Enda Kenny. In a joint press briefing, the PM said that constitutions of both the countries have something in common. It has to be noted that the Directive Principles in the Indian constitution were inspired from the Irish constitution. The PM said that science & technology and education are important areas of collaboration.

Visit to USA (September 23-28, 2015)

During his Visit to the USA, the PM spoke at the peacekeeping summit in New York. He also met President Barrack Obama in New York. He visited San Jose and also attended the G 4 summit. He also spoke at the UN sustainable Development Summit.

A joint press statement was issued by the Leaders of the G-4 countries- Brazil, Germany, India and Japan – on United Nations Security Council Reform.

Visit to UK(November 12-14, 2015)

During his visit, the PM met with the PM of UK, David Cameroon. PM Modi also addressed the UK Parliament. The two Prime Ministers endorsed a “Vision Statement” setting out the fundamental principles on which the UK-India partnership is built, and outlining a roadmap for deepening co-operation. They resolved to hold biennial PM-level summits to advance the partnership. They also resolved to agree on a new Defence and International Security Partnership which will intensify cooperation on defence and security, including cyber-security, counter-terrorism and maritime security.

A joint statement on the India -UK summit was released.

Visit to Malaysia (November 21-23, 2015)

The PM visited Malaysia to speak at the 13th ASEAN-India summit. In his address, the PM spoke about the progress of the Trilateral Highway project and expressed his hope that it could be completed by 2018. The PM also promised a line of credit of 1 billion USD to promote physical and digital connectivity between ASEAN & India. Multiple MOUs were signed during this visit.

Visit to Singapore (November 23-24, 2015)

The PM during his visit  remarked that the historical ties and cultural proximity between the two countries are big assets. He said that a  large Indian Diaspora is enriching the life and work environment of Singapore. He mentioned that Singapore is the 10th largest trade partner of India globally and 2nd largest in ASEAN. Number of agreements were signed during this visit.

Visit to France (November 29-30, 2015)

The PM visited France to take part in the COP 21 summit in Paris. In his address at the Innovation Summit in COP 21, the PM said that the world must  speak about goals and targets on carbon emissions and rise in global temperature. He added that it is equally important to focus on the instruments that will make it natural and easy for the world to get there. Further, the PM remarked that a vast section of humanity lives at the edge of poverty and in darkness after the sun sets and they need energy to light up their homes and power their future.

Visit to Russia (December 23-24, 2015)

During a media conference of the visit, the PM said that Russia is a significant partner in India’s economic transformation and in shaping a balanced, stable, inclusive and a multi-polar world. He said both the countries have laid the foundation for future character of the strategic partnership. The PM further said said that the Inter-Governmental Agreement on manufacture of Kamov 226 helicopter in India is the first project for a major defence platform under the Make in India mission and it is being signed with India’s most important defence partner.
Number of agreements/MoUs were signed during this visit.

Visit to Afghanistan (December 25, 2015)

The PM visited Afghanistan to inaugurate the new Afghanistan Parliament building, funded by India.  During his speech, the PM said that there could not have been a more special day than the birthday of Atal Bihari Vajpayee since it was he who dreamt of this project  eleven years ago with Hamid Karzai.

He said India is  deeply touched that one of the wings in this building is called the Atal Block. A joint statement was issued during this visit.

Visit to Pakistan (December 25, 2015)

In his return journey from Afghanistan, the PM stopped over in Pakistan to wish the PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif on his birthday. The PM also visited the Nawaz Sharif’s home in Raiwind, where his grand-daughter’s wedding is being held.

Visit to Belgium (March 30, 2016)

The PM made his first official Visit to Brussels for the 13th India-EU Summit at the invitation of the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.
EU is India’s leading trade and investment partner and biggest export destination. India and EU are also Strategic Partners since 2004. The 13th India-EU Summit was aimed at  deepening the India-EU Strategic Partnership and advance collaboration in priority areas for India’s growth and development. A joint statement was issued during this summit.

Visit to USA (31st march- 1st April, 2016)

The PM attended the 4th Nuclear Security Summit in USA. The Nuclear Security Summit process has been instrumental in focusing leaders’ level attention on the global threat posed by nuclear terrorism and urgent measures required to prevent terrorists and other non-state actors from gaining access to sensitive nuclear materials and technologies. The 2016 Summit took stock of the progress of the previous NSS Communiqués /Work Plan as also outline a future agenda.

Visit to Saudi Arabia (April 2-3, 2016)

India and Saudi Arabia share friendly relations based on close people-to-people contacts. The ‘Strategic Partnership’ established through Riyadh declaration in 2010 envisions a deeper engagement in political, economic, security and defence areas. Saudi Arabia has become India’s 4th largest partner with bilateral trade exceeding US$ 39 billion in 2014-15. Saudi Arabia is also India’s largest crude oil supplier accounting for about one-fifth of India’s total imports. There are over 2.96 million Indian nationals working in Saudi Arabia. Multiple agreements were signed during this visit.

Visit to Iran (May 22-23, 2016)

During this visit, the PM said that India and Iran are not new friends. He went onto say that through centuries, both the societies have stayed connected through art and architecture, ideas and traditions, and culture and commerce. As friends and neighbours. The PM remembered that Iran was among the first countries to come forward in support when earthquake struck Gujarat, in 2001.
Many agreements were signed during this visit.

Visit to Afghanistan (June 4, 2016)

The PM visited Afghanistan to inaugurate the  Afghanistan – India Friendship Dam in Herat.  While inaugurating the dam, the PM said that he was truly humbled by the generosity of the Afghan spirit. He further said that rivers have been bearers of great civilisations of the world.

Visit to Qatar (June 4-5, 2016)

At the invitation of Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, the PM paid a two-day official Visit to the State of Qatar. The PM also met  Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the State of Qatar. Multiple agreements were signed during this visit.

Visit to Switzerland(June 5-6, 2016)

The PM during his visit said that both India and Switzerland have been voices of peace, understanding and humanitarian values in the world. The PM also held detailed discussions with Swiss CEOs.
The PM also thanked the President of Swiss Confederation for Switzerland’s understanding and support for India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. The PM also discussed the need for an early and expeditious exchange of information to bring to justice the tax offenders.

Visit to USA (June 6-8, 2016)

During this visit, the PM addressed the joint meeting of the US Congress and said he was honoured by the invitation. He spoke about the Indian culture, civilization etc. in his address. The PM also made a keynote speech at the  40th AGM of US India Business Council (USIBC). A fact sheet on the framework for US-India cyber relationship was released during this visit.

Visit to Mexico (June 8, 2016)

During this visit, the PM said that Mexico was the first Latin American country to recognize India. Since then, the trajectory of the all round bilateral ties has shown growing intensity. In 2007 both the countries established Privileged Partnership.
The PM said that ties of business and investment are an important driver of the relationship and opined that Mexico is an important partner for India’s energy security. The PM identified Information technology, energy, pharmaceuticals, and automotive industries among the key growth areas of our commercial linkages. The PM wanted to prioritize concrete projects in areas of agricultural research; bio-technology; waste management; disaster warning and management, and solar energy. A joint statement was issued during this visit.

Visit to Uzbekistan (June 23-24, 2016)

During this visit, the PM spoke at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.  He said India is not new to the region and the historic linkages with the region are centuries old. He said both societies have been enriched by links of culture, cuisine and commerce.  He said India’s capacities in trade, investments, information and communication technology, Space, S&T, agriculture, health care, small and medium scale industry can bring wide spread economic benefit to the SCO countries.

Visit to Mozambique (July 07, 2016)

During his visit, the PM said that the relationship between the two countries is not new and that thousands of Indian-origin people call Mozambique their home. He also said  both the countries suffered under the colonial rule and that India was one of the  leading advocates of Mozambican freedom from colonial rule.
The PM went onto say that the trade and investment ties between both the countries have particularly flourished in recent years and  India remains ready and committed to share its experiences, technology, capacity and concessional credit with Mozambique.Multiple agreements were signed during this visit.

Visit to South Africa (July 7-9, 2016)

During this visit, the PM said that through centuries, India and South Africa have nurtured strong people to people ties and both the countries stood together in common fight against racial subjugation and colonialism. He said that it was in South Africa that Gandhi found his true calling.Multiple MoUs were signed during this visit.

Visit to Tanzania (July 9-10, 2016)

During this visit, the PM said that India has enjoyed strong links with East Africa, especially Tanzania. He said India is already a substantial economic partner of Tanzania and the two way annual trade stands at around US$ 3 billion. Indian investments in Tanzania already total around US$ 3 billion. Multiple MoUs were signed during this visit.

Visit to Kenya (July 10-11, 2016)

During his visit, the PM said that at the end 19th century, Indians came to Kenya during the colonial era to build the iconic Mombasa Uganda railway and many of them stayed and contributed to the economic development of Kenya. He further stated that several joined the freedom struggle, and stood shoulder to shoulder with Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the founding president of Kenya.

He said India is ready to join hands with Kenya in fulfilling the development priorities in the areas of agriculture, health care, education renewable energy etc.Multiple agreements were signed during this visit.

Visit to Vietnam (September 2-3, 2016)

During this visit,  the PM said that the links between both the societies go back over 2000 years. He added that the advent of Buddhism from India to Vietnam and the monuments of Vietnam’s Hindu Cham temples stand testimony to these bonds.
The PM announced that India will be offering a grant of  US $ 5 million for the establishment of a Software Park in the Telecommunications University in Nha Trang.

Visit to China (September 3-5, 2016)

The PM visited China to attend the G20 summit. The PM also chaired a meeting of the BRICS leaders. The PM also met the Australian Prime Minister Turnbull and thanked him for Australia’s pro-active support to India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Prime Minister Turnbull said that Australia continues to support India’s inclusion in NSG.

Visit to Laos (September 7-8, 2016)

The PM was in Laos to attend the  14th ASEAN-India Summit in Vientiane. He said that  ASEAN is at the core of efforts to address the traditional and non-traditional security challenges in the Asia Pacific region. The PM felt that there is scope to expand and deepen the varied and vibrant economic engagement between India & ASEAN. He went onto say that for this, ongoing review of ASEAN India Trade in Goods Agreement has to be completed at an early date. The PM also addressed the 11th East Asia summit in Laos.

Visit to Japan (November 10-12, 2016)

The PM during this visit said that there is much to learn from Japan’s experience. He said that  the capacities of both the countries could also be combined to respond to both, the opportunities and challenges that are jointly faced in present times.Multiple agreements were signed during this visit.

Visit to Sri Lanka (May 11-12, 2017)

The PM addressed the International Vesak day celebrations in Colombo. He said it is a day for humanity to revere the birth, the enlightenment and the Parinibbana of Lord Buddha, the “Tathagatha”.

The PM also addressed the Indian origin Tamil Community in Dickoya.  He said India has also undertaken many projects for their well-being, together with Sri Lankan Government, particularly in education, health and community development sectors.

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