The first meeting of India-Germany High Technology Partnership Group was held in Berlin on 10 September 2013. The meeting was chaired by foreign secretary Sujatha Singh and State Secretary in German Foreign Office Herald Barun. The group will further deepen the bilateral relationship in high technology cooperation.
During the meeting, India and Germany exchanged views on strengthening trade in high technology and on issues related to export control and non-proliferation and preparations for the expanded second round, including line ministries and a high level business segment, which is to take place in New Delhi during the first semester of 2014.
The creation of this group goes back to the decision made by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the Second Indo-German governmental consultations in April 2013 in Berlin, where both Governments agreed to expand trade and cooperation in high technology.
What: The first meeting
When: 10 September 2013