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India, Germany to focus on Trade relations in upcoming IGC meeting

PM Modi and German Chancellor are scheduled on November 1st
PM Modi and German Chancellor are scheduled on November 1st

German Chancellor Angela Markel will visit India to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The upcoming fifth biennial Inter-Governmental Consultation is scheduled in Delhi.

Markel expressed happiness over her scheduled meeting with PM Modi. She mentioned about the focus of meeting between the two sides. This will include a discussion on trade and economic relations, climate protection and sustainable development among others.

The German Chancellor also appreciate the “development dynamic of India”. She is impressed with the “country’s rapid development over the past few year”.

She further added that as the largest trading partners of India is the EU, “therefore it is important that we work further for strengthening of our relationship”.

Notably, she mentioned that Germans should “learn from India”. She wrapped up by saying that “Germany should able to use their technological developments in India”.   

Notably, it is her fourth visit to India. She will visit India on 1st November. PM Modi invited her for the meeting. The Ministry of External Affairs released an official statement saying that she will be accompanied by several ministers.

It is expected that state secretaries of Federal Government and business delegation may also join her.

The MEA has also mentioned that “Under IGC format, the counterpart ministers from both countries will hold initial discussion”. The statement further added that after that “the outcomes of these discussion will be reported on at the IGC”.

Importantly, the meeting will be “co-chaired by the Prime Minister and the Federal Chancellor of Germany”, the MEA reported.

The German Chancellor is also expected to meet President Ram Nath Kovind.

The Indian Embassy in Germany tweeted an unofficial statement by states that the discussion will be touch upon foreign and security policy issue, along with, how the two countries could cooperate on climate protection and sustainable development.

Also, read- http://diplomacybeyond.com/india-russia-step-up-bilateral-trade-co-operation-to-30-billion-by-2025/

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