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Prime Minister Modi’s Europe Visit Highlights: Germany & Denmark

PM Modi met with newly appointed Chancellor Olaf Scholz for the first time. PM Modi was received warmly by the Indian community after arriving in Berlin. He later took to Twitter to express his confidence that his visit will strengthen India-Germany “friendship.” The Indian diaspora in Berlin greeted PM Modi with open arms. As the two nations aim to enhance their ties, PM Modi will hold comprehensive bilateral conversations with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and co-chair the India-Germany inter-governmental ties.

PM Modi asked Germany to join India’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India) campaign, which he co-chaired with Chancellor Scholz during the sixth plenary session of the Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC).

PM Modi and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discussed the full gamut of bilateral cooperation, including boosting trade and strengthening cultural links. When  PM Modi arrived in Berlin for negotiations, Chancellor Scholz gave him a ceremonial greeting at the Federal Chancellery. On the forecourt of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, he received the Guard of Honour. At the Federal Chancellery in Berlin,  PM Modi and German Chancellor Scholz also established a green and sustainable energy agreement.

Mr. Modi said the India-Germany collaboration could serve as an example of success in a complex world since the two countries signed multiple agreements on sustainable development, including one in which India will get $10.5 billion in funding by 2030 to increase the use of clean energy. As he spoke with Indian and German business executives, Mr. Modi emphasised his government’s reforms.

In Berlin, he also spoke to the Indian community. Before leaving Berlin, the Prime Minister tweeted that his visit to Germany was “productive”. Scholz said that he has invited Modi to the G-7 meeting which will be held in Germany in the last week of June. 

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Denmark on Tuesday, the two countries inked nine agreements. PM Modi and his Danish colleague Mette Frederiksen were present at the signing of the agreements in Copenhagen.

The Prime Minister is making his first trip to Denmark. PM Modi was met at the Copenhagen airport by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

The nine agreements, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), include a letter of intent on a Centre of Excellence in Green Shipping between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways of India and the Ministry of Business, Industry and Financial Affairs of Denmark. Also signed was a Declaration of Intent (DoI) on Migration and Mobility. Both sides also inked a Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP) for the years 2022-2026 between the Ministry of Culture of India and the Ministry of Culture of Denmark.

Apart from bilateral engagements in Denmark, he will also attend the 2nd India-Nordic Summit, where he will meet with Prime Ministers of Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and Norway to assess collaboration since the first India-Nordic Summit in 2018.

PM Modi stated, “The Summit will focus on issues such as post-pandemic economic recovery, climate change, innovation and technology, renewable energy, the shifting global security landscape, and India-Nordic collaboration in the Arctic region.”

The conference will concentrate on economic engagement, green partnerships, and Arctic mobility and collaboration.

During the delegation-level meetings, the two prime ministers decided to maintain regular high-level interactions in the run-up to the 75th anniversary of bilateral relations in 2024, and to mark the occasion.