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PM Modi arrives in Berlin to warm welcome, to hold talks with German Chancellor Scholz

This will be PM Modi's first meeting with the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz after the latter assumed office in December 2021.

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Berlin/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the German capital on Monday to a warm reception. The Prime Minister, who is to hold talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, said he is confident the visit will boost the friendship between India and Germany.

The PM said in a tweet: “Landed in Berlin. Today, I will be holding talks with Chancellor @OlafScholz, interacting with business leaders and addressing a community programme. I am confident this visit will boost the friendship between India and Germany.

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The MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted: “On his first visit abroad this year, PM @narendramodi arrives to a warm reception in Berlin. “Looking forward to reinvigorating the India-Germany Strategic Partnership, advancing our wide-ranging cooperation, and enhancing multilateral coordination.”

PM Modi will co-chair the 6th India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations in Berlin today with the German Chancellor. This will be PM Modi’s first meeting with the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz after the latter assumed office in December 2021.

The two leaders will also jointly address a Business Event. PM Modi will also address and interact with the Indian community in Germany. This is PM Modi’s 5th visit to Germany.

His previous visits were in April 2018, July 2017, May 2017 and April 2015. In a departure statement yesterday, the PM said his visit to Berlin will be an opportunity to hold detailed bilateral discussions with Chancellor Scholz, whom he met at the G20 last year in his previous capacity as Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister.

The PM also said that his visit to Germany, Denmark and France comes at a time when the region faces many challenges and choices.

“Through my engagements, I intend to strengthen the spirit of cooperation with our European partners, who are important companions in India’s quest for peace and prosperity.”

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