German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrives in India

New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 22, 2018, 09:33 AM(IST)

Frank-Walter Steinmeier was received by Minister of State (MoS) Drinking Water and Sanitation SS Ahluwalia. Photograph:( Others )

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in New Delhi on Thursday on a four-day visit to India.

The Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar, informed on Twitter that Minister of State (MoS) Drinking Water and Sanitation SS Ahluwalia received the German President, who was accompanied by his wife Elke Büdenbender.

"Herzlich willkommen! Warm welcome to President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Mrs Elke Büdenbender to India. Minister of State, Drinking Water and Sanitation, SS Ahluwalia received the honoured guests," Kumar tweeted.

Steinmeier will also visit Varanasi and Chennai.

He is being accompanied by a delegation of media and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and indologists.

The visit is considered significant after German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected to the German Parliament for a record fourth term on Wednesday.

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Germany in May.

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