PM Modi arrives in Germany on first leg of '3-day, 3-nation' Europe tourtext_fields
New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Europe, has arrived at Berlin-Brandenburg airport in Germany on the first leg of his visit on Monday.
"Landed in Berlin. Today, I will be holding talks with Chancellor @OlafScholz, interacting with business leaders, and addressing a community program. I am confident this visit will boost the friendship between India and Germany," Modi tweeted soon after landing in the German capital.
During his visit, Modi will hold his first in-person meeting with the newly appointed Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
According to sources, the focal point of the high-level meetings will be bilateral cooperation but the situation in Ukraine may also come up during the discussions. One of the main agendas during the meeting would also be the post-Covid economic recovery.
He and Olaf Scholz will also co-chair the 6th India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC). India has the IGC only with Germany, which is held every two years.
The 6th IGC will be followed by a high-level roundtable where PM and Chancellor Scholz will interact with the top CEOs of both countries. Modi will also interact with and address the Indian diaspora in Germany.
In his departure statement ahead of the three-nation visit, Modi had said that his visit to Berlin will be an opportunity to hold detailed bilateral discussions with Chancellor Scholz.
Noting the long-standing commercial ties between India and Germany, the PM said he will also jointly address a business roundtable with the goal of energising industry to industry cooperation, which will help strengthen the post-Covid economic recovery in both the countries.
PM Modi's three-nation visit will have a substantial and comprehensive agenda during his bilateral and multilateral meetings.
PM Modi is also scheduled to visit Denmark on Tuesday to hold talks with leaders from Nordic countries, along with other high-level interactions, the visit will conclude with a stopover in Paris on Wednesday where he will meet the newly re-elected French President Emmanuel Macron.