Narendra Modi's Europe visit: Indian PM arrives in Germany for 1st in-person talks with Olaf Scholz

Edited By: Nikhil Pandey
NEW DELHI Updated: May 02, 2022, 11:48 AM(IST)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Berlin, it's PM Modi's first visit abroad this year. He will be holding bilateral talks with German chancellor Olaf Scholz and will also meet French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Europe, is set to arrive in Germany on Monday and will hold his first in-person meeting with the newly appointed Chancellor Olaf Scholz.PM Modi and Olaf Scholz will co-chair the 6th India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC). 

On Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Europe, arrived in Germany for his first in-person meeting with newly appointed Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is also on a three-day visit to Europe.

The 6th India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations will be co-chaired by PM Modi and Olaf Scholz (IGC). Only India and Germany participate in the IGC, which takes place every two years.

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Following the 6th IGC, PM Scholz and Chancellor Scholz will meet with the top CEOs of both nations for a high-level roundtable. PM Modi will also meet and speak with members of the Indian diaspora in Germany.

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The Prime Minister said in his departure statement before of the three-nation trip that his trip to Berlin will provide him the opportunity to have comprehensive bilateral conversations with Chancellor Scholz.

"I regard this IGC as an early engagement with Germany's new government, within six months of its establishment, that will help us identify our medium and long-term priorities," he said.

Since 2001, India and Germany have formed a "Strategic Partnership," which has been bolstered by three rounds of intergovernmental consultations (IGC).

PM Modi and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, who just visited India, co-chaired the previous IGC. From October 31 to November 1, 2019, the fifth round of the IGC was held.

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