Prime Minister Narendra Modi met selected members of the European Union and Belgian parliaments in his first official engagement after his arrival in Brussels.
“A parliamentary beginning! PM meets select members of the European & Belgian Parliaments for 1st engagement of day,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
Earlier in the day , Modi arrived to a red carpet welcome and enthusiastic greetings from Indian nationals who crowded around him at Brussels airport.
"A red carpet at dawn. PM @narendramodi receives a warm welcome as he arrives in Brussels," Swarup tweeted.
Members of the Indian diaspora waved Indian flags in greeting and also mobbed Modi for autographs.
Brussels is the first leg of his three-nation tour of Belgium, the US and Saudi Arabia.