“We will deliberate on means to intensify our cooperation in counter-terrorism and on other international issues of mutual interest. I also see significant potential for deepening bilateral trade and investment ties,” he added.
The Prime Minister also said that he was looking forward to interacting with the Indian diaspora there.
Later on Saturday, Modi will lead delegation-level talks with Costa before the signing of agreements and launch of the India-Portugal Start-up Hub.
In October 2005, Portugal extradited terror accused Abu Salem and Monica Bedi to India – in the first extradition from any European nation to India.
In October 2015, Portugal became the first European and Western country, and only the fourth outside the East Asia Summit, to sign an MoU on the establishment of the Nalanda University in India