New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz, who has arrived in India, at the President’s House.
German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz arrived in India this morning on a two-day visit. He was accorded a military parade at the President’s House. Subsequently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed him by shaking hands and introduced him to Indian ministers and dignitaries. Later, he introduced to PM Modi the ministers and dignitaries of that country who had accompanied the Prime Minister to Germany.
This is Olaf Scholz’s first visit to India after taking over as German Prime Minister. A plan was drawn up in 2011 for a series of exchanges of views between the Indian and German governments. Olaf Scholz is also the first German Prime Minister to visit India after that.
The German Prime Minister, who is to meet President Drabupati Murmu, will hold consultations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is reported that the two leaders will consult on bilateral relations, regional and international affairs. The German Prime Minister was accompanied by businessmen of the country. Both the Prime Ministers are scheduled to meet businessmen of both the countries to attract investments.
German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz is going to Bengaluru tomorrow to participate in the exchange of views between the governments of the two countries. At that time, it is reported that there will be discussions regarding increasing the closeness between the two countries in various fields including security cooperation, economic initiatives, sharing of scientific and technological innovations.
Germany is one of the top 10 largest trading partners with India. Germany is also the first country in the European Union to have the highest trade relations with India. It is noteworthy that Germany is also the leading country in direct investment in India.