New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that his travel to Europe comes at a time when the continent is facing numerous challenges, and that he aims to enhance the spirit of collaboration among India’s European allies. Modi said that he will visit Berlin on May 2 at the request of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in a statement. Modi will then go to Copenhagen on May 3-4 at the request of his Danish colleague Mette Frederiksen to have bilateral meetings and attend the Second India-Nordic Summit, according to Modi.
“On the way back to India, I will make a brief stopover in Paris, France for a meeting with Emmanuel Macron, President of France,” Modi said. “My visit to Europe 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,” the prime minister said.
My visit to Berlin will be an opportunity to hold detailed bilateral discussions with Chancellor Scholz, whom I met at G20 last year in his previous capacity as Vice-Chancellor &Finance Min: PM Modi’s Departure Statement ahead of his visit to Berlin, Copenhagen &Paris
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— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2022
PM Modi will then go to Copenhagen on May 3-4 at the request of his Danish colleague Mette Frederiksen to have bilateral meetings and attend the Second India-Nordic Summit, according to PM Modi.
“From Berlin, I will travel to Copenhagen where I’ll have a bilateral meeting with PM Frederiksen which will provide an opportunity to review the progress in our unique ‘Green Strategic Partnership’ with Denmark, as well as other aspects of our bilateral relations,” PM Modi said.
The visit comes amid the Ukraine crisis, which has united much of Europe against Russia.