You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

India, Germany made significant progress over last few years: PM Modi

Underlining the importance of India's bilateral ties with Germany, PM Modi said both countries share several common values and have made significant progress over the last few years

Topics
Narendra Modi | Germany | India

ANI 

PM Modi and the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz in a group photograph, during the Plenary Meeting of the Inter-Governmental Consultations, in Berlin. (ANI Photo)
PM Modi and the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz in a group photograph, during the Plenary Meeting of the Inter-Governmental Consultations, in Berlin. (ANI Photo)

Underlining the importance of India's bilateral ties with Germany, Prime Minister on Monday said both countries share several common values and have made significant progress over the last few years.

Addressing a joint statement with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, PM Modi said, so many firsts in this visit show how much priority and accord to this important partnership.

"As democratic countries, both and share several common values. Based on these values, our bilateral relations have made significant progress over the last few years," he said.

"Since our last Inter-Governmental Consultations in 2019, several important changes have taken place in the world. Recent geopolitical incidents have shown that world peace and stability is in critical condition and showed how all countries are interconnected," he added.Speaking on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, PM Modi said that talks are the only way to solve the Ukraine crisis. "We believe that no party will be victorious in this war," he said.Earlier today, PM Modi and the German Chancellor signed the green and sustainable energy partnership at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.

This was signed after the sixth Inter-Governmental Consultations, a unique biennial format which conducts only with .

IGC is a unique mechanism which brings together several ministers and officials from both sides to engage in bilateral discussions culminating in a plenary session which is chaired by the two leaders.

It reviews cooperation between the two countries across a range of areas as also to identify fresh areas of partnership. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that the IGA will encompass a broad spectrum of areas of mutual interest.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said the Inter-Governmental Consultation between India and Germany illustrates the special nature of this friendship.

PM Modi today also held a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Scholz. This was their first engagement since Chancellor Scholz assumed office in December 2021.

Discussions covered key areas of bilateral cooperation under the overall strategic partnership, as well as regional and global developments.

The Prime Minister was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour on his arrival in Germany. He arrived in Germany on the first leg of his three-day Europe visit and got a rousing welcome from the Indian diaspora in Berlin.

PM Modi is also scheduled to visit Denmark on Tuesday to hold talks with leaders from Nordic countries. He will also make a stopover in Paris on Wednesday and meet the newly re-elected French President Emmanuel Macron.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Mon, May 02 2022. 21:37 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.