Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met Spanish President Mariano Rajoy in Madrid and both the leaders discussed bilateral relations.

“India and Spain can cooperate in so many areas, including infrastructure; we must have closer economic ties,” he said.

Expressing concern over terrorism, Modi said, “Terrorism is a challenge for all of our societies, we get to hear a lot about terror attacks these days.”

Modi arrived in Spain on Tuesday on a two-day visit in the second leg of his six-day, four-nation tour of Europe.

This is the first Indian prime ministerial visit to Spain in nearly 30 years after Rajiv Gandhi’s in 1988.

Modi will also call on King Felipe VI. Later in the day, Modi will also hold a round-table interaction with a select group of Spanish CEOs who are keen to invest and expand their presence in India.