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PM Modi discusses bilateral cooperation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Germany is India’s largest trade partner in the European Union. (Photo: Twitter/narendramodi)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • After talks, Modi says it was a ‘wonderful meeting’.
  • The two discussed ways to strengthen Indo-German ties.
  • Meeting comes month after German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed aspects relating to bilateral cooperation and other global issues.

Modi termed the talks as a “wonderful meeting”.

He met Markel during a brief stopover in Berlin after wrapping up his visit to the United Kingdom (UK) where he attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and held a series of bilateral meetings.

It was the third and last leg of Modi’s three-nation tour to the UK, Sweden and Germany.

“I had a wonderful meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. We discussed multiple aspects relating to India-Germany cooperation as well as other global issues,” Modi said in a tweet.

The two leaders discussed ways to strengthen Indo-German cooperation, said Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.

He added that Modi’s visit “demonstrates India’s desire to strengthen the strategic partnership”.

Modi’s meeting with Merkel comes after German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s trip to India last month, which focused on boosting economic and strategic ties between the two countries.

Germany is India’s largest trade partner in the European Union.

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