PM Narendra Modi holds talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel; discusses bilateral, global issues

21 April 2018, 10:50 AM
PM Narendra Modi holds talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo Source: PTI)
PM Narendra Modi holds talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who concluded his visit to London on Friday, has met German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss a few bilateral cooperation and other global issues.

Modi arrived in Germany on Friday night after wrapping up his visit to the UK where he attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

It was the third and last leg of Modi’s three-nation tour to the UK, Sweden and Germany.

"Had a wonderful meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. We discussed multiple aspects relating to India-Germany cooperation as well as other global issues," Modi said in a tweet.

The two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen India-Germany cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

Modi’s visit "demonstrates India’s mutual desire to strengthen the strategic partnership," he added.

"Further cementing a cherished friendship! PM @narendramodi warmly welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery ahead of the bilateral meeting," Kumar tweeted.

Modi’s meeting with Merkel comes after German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s trip to India in March. His vsiit focused on boosting economic and strategic ties between the two countries.

Germany is India’s largest trade partner in the European Union bloc.

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:30 AM
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