German Chancellor Angela Merkel can pay a day-long visit to India on November 1 throughout which she’s going to maintain talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a spotlight on strengthening ties in key sectors reminiscent of commerce, power and defence.
Prime Minister Modi and the German chancellor will co-chair the Fifth Biennial Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) through the visit, the Ministry of External Affairs stated in a press release.
The chancellor will probably be accompanied by a number of ministers and state secretaries in addition to a high-powered enterprise delegation.
Under the IGC format, the counterpart ministers from each nations will maintain preliminary discussions of their respective areas of accountability, the assertion stated.
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The end result of those discussions will probably be reported on on the IGC.
Modi and Merkel may have a separate engagement with CEOs and enterprise leaders of each nations.
During the visit, Merkel will even name on President Ram Nath Kovind.
India and Germany have established a strategic partnership that’s characterised by a excessive diploma of belief and mutual understanding, the MEA stated.
Modi and Merkel have often interacted on the sidelines of multilateral conferences, it stated.
During the IGC, the 2 sides will talk about the deepening of cooperation in conventional sectors reminiscent of transport, talent growth and power, and discover potentialities for cooperation in newer areas like inexperienced city mobility and synthetic intelligence.
The two leaders will even change views on regional and world issues of mutual curiosity, the MEA stated.
In June, Modi and Merkel met on the sidelines of the G20 summit within the Japanese metropolis of Osaka and mentioned methods to improve cooperation in areas like synthetic intelligence and cyber safety.
India and Germany have been strategic companions since 2001. Both the nations have a mechanism of intergovernmental consultations on the stage of head of governments which permits for a complete overview of cooperation and identification of recent areas of engagement.
India is amongst a choose group of nations with which Germany has such a dialogue mechanism.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier paid a state visit to India in March 2018. Merkel visited India in 2007, 2011 and in October 2015. The bilateral cooperation is on an upswing in the previous few years.
Germany is India’s largest buying and selling associate in Europe and India was ranked 25th in Germany’s world commerce throughout 2018.
Germany is the seventh-largest overseas direct investor in India since April 2000. Germany’s complete FDI in India from April 2000 till March 2019 amounted to USD 11.7 billion.