PM Modi meets Angela Merkel, discusses ways to deepen Indo-German ties

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Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Merkel met in Osaka on the sidelines of the G-20 summit. Photo: Twitter.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (June 28) met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and had talks on ways to improve the Indo-German relations and enhance cooperation in areas like artificial intelligence and cyber security.

Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Merkel met in Osaka on the sidelines of the G-20 summit. “Further enriching a cherished friendship. PM @narendramodi met Chancellor Merkel of #Germany on the margins of #G20OsakaSummit. Discussed enhancing cooperation in artificial intelligence, E-mobility, cyber security, railway modernisation & skill development. @eoiberlin,” Raveesh Kumar, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson tweeted.

Chancellor Merkel also congratulated Modi on his victory during the recent Lok Sabha elections, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a tweet. “Giving impetus to friendship with Germany. Chancellor Merkel and PM @narendramodi discuss ways to diversify and deepen India-Germany ties,” the PMO tweeted.

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India’s largest trade partner in the 28-member European Union bloc is Germany. In 2016-17, the trade turnover between India and Germany was USD 18.76 billion, with India’s exports to Germany worth USD 7.18 billion and imports from Germany worth USD 11.58 billion, according to German media.

(With inputs from agencies)

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