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Visit to France, Germany, Canada aimed at boosting economy: PM

Visit to France, Germany, Canada aimed at boosting economy: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his upcoming visit to France, Germany and Canada was aimed at boosting India's economy and creating jobs.

"My France, Germany & Canada visit is centred around supporting India's economic agenda & creating jobs for our youth," he tweeted ahead of his three-nation tour from April 9 to 16.

In the first leg of the tour, he will visit France.

"Will discuss strengthening India-France economic co-operation & visit some high-tech industrial units outside Paris," Modi said in another tweet.

Talking about Germany, the second country of his visit, the Prime Minister said, "Chancellor (Angela) Merkel & I will jointly inaugurate @Hannover_Messe (festival) where India is a partner country."

He will be visiting Canada in the third and last leg of the eight-day tour.

"Looking forward to enhancing ties with Canada & interacting with leaders, captains of industry & diaspora in Canada," he said.

Modi also re-tweeted a tweet of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper which said, "Happy to announce Prime Minister of India, @NarendraModi will be visiting Canada this spring."

Thanking Harper for this, Modi wrote, "...Will be wonderful to meet you in Canada."

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