Highlighting the scourge of terrorism is increasing all over the world Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  said at Belgian that it was important for all nations to fight this menace, and added that India has been battling terrorism for 40 years. Modi began addressing the luncheon meeting by first paying tribute to the 32 victims killed in a suicide bomb blast in the Belgian capital last Tuesday. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and other officials were also present in the meeting. Modi said that India was developing its port sector in a larger way and asserted that the nation's inland waterways offered opportunities for Belgian businesses. Emphasising that diamonds were an old link between the two countries, he said that it provides employment to many back home and is another sector of promise.
Modi said that from science and technology to trade, more can be done between the two nations.He also highlighted the ties of blood with Belgium,reminded 130,000 soldiers from India fought in Belgium, about 100 years ago and 9,000 had made the supreme sacrifice. Ending his speech, Prime Minister invited everyone to explore opportunities in India as it is the fastest growing economy in the world.  Belgian Prime Minister had earlier said that the India and Belgium relationship was full of potential. Prior to the luncheon, Modi met leading Belgian CEOs at Egmont Palace. He held talks with his Belgian counterpart and even inspected the parade at the Egmont Palace.

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