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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Germany

Apr 15, 2015 15:00 IST

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visited Germany between 12 April and 14 April 2015 as part of his three-nation tour to France, Germany and Canada.

During the visit, Modi met Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, business leaders and Indian Diaspora.

At the end of his  talks with the Chancellor, both the leaders issued a joint statement in Hannover by agreeing to take proactive steps to advance collaboration in the areas of manufacturing, skill development, urban development, environment, railways, cleaning of rivers, language and science and technology.

During the talks, the two leaders also agreed to strengthen their efforts towards carrying on negotiations for an ambitious European Union (EU)-India Free Trade Agreement with a view to its early conclusion.

Other events attended by Modi during the German visit
• He held a round table meeting with the top Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of German Industries in order to urge them to invest in India.
• He jointly inaugurated Hannover Messe 2015 industrial fair along with Angela Merkel. It is a world leading trade fair industrial technology.
• He jointly inaugurated the Indo-German Business Summit in Hannover along with Angela Merkel.
• He addressed the community reception organised by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in his honour in Berlin.
• He unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Culemannstrasse in Hannover.
• He met Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Surya Kumar Bose in Berlin.
• He gifted the German Chancellor some reproductions of Sir C V Raman’s manuscripts and papers who had strong connection with Germany.

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