German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Varanasi

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 22, 2018, 03:03 PM(IST)

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Varanasi. Photograph:( ANI )

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Varanasi on Wednesday as part of his India trip.

In Varanasi German president visited Dashshwamedh ghat and participated in Ganga Aarti.

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During the day German president's wife Elke Büdenbender also made a visit to Taj Mahal.

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday morning and is visiting India for four-days.

He is accompanied by his wife Elke  Büdenbender, delegation of media, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and indologists.

During this visit, Frank-Walter is also scheduled to visit Chennai.

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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