German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in India on Saturday on a two-day visit and is expected to further expand overall bilateral ties in several key areas including innovative technology, clean energy, trade and investment.
New Delhi: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in India on Saturday on a two-day visit and is expected to further expand overall bilateral ties in several key areas including innovative technology, clean energy, trade and investment. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Olaf Scholz said, ‘India and Germany have a very good relationship and we hope that we can further strengthen this relationship. We will have a deep discussion on the development of our countries and peace in the world.
On the other hand, Scholz will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on a wide range of topics, which will include points such as the Ukraine war, the situation in the Indo-Pacific region and ways to strengthen bilateral relations. This is Scholz’s first visit to India after becoming Chancellor of Germany in December 2021 after Angela Merkel’s historic 16-year tenure at the top post.
It is Scholz’s first visit to India since he became the German chancellor in December 2021 following Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure at the top post.
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German Chancellor @Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz arrives in New Delhi on a State Visit. This is his first visit to India after assuming office.
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People aware of the broad agenda of the Modi-Scholz talks said the fallout of the Russia-Ukraine war would figure prominently in the talks. He said the focus of the talks would be on promoting cooperation in the areas of trade, defence, clean energy, climate change and new technology. Both the leaders are expected to deliberate on the overall situation in the Indo-Pacific region. The region has seen increasing Chinese aggression during the last few years.
Earlier bilateral talks between Modi and Scholz were held in the Indonesian city of Bali on November 16 last year, while the first meeting between the two leaders took place on May 2 last year when Modi attended the 6th Indo-German Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC). went to Berlin to participate in Relations between Germany and India have gained momentum in the last few years in many areas. Scholz will leave for Bengaluru on Sunday morning, from where he will leave at 5.30 pm.