“To contain temperature rise we must also change our temperament”, Modi said. Warm welcome to you & the delegation.
In this context, India welcomed Germany’s readiness to assist in meeting its renewable energy target under the umbrella of the Solar Partnership with 1 billion euro over the next five years.
Chancellor Angela Merkel received a ceremonial welcome at the Rahshtrapati Bhavan.
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 4, 2015India calling.
Recognising Germany’s key competencies in high technology and India’s growing needs, both leaders reaffirmed that technology intensive manufacturing can become a key pillar of their strategic partnership.
Both the leaders are expected to delve deep on removing bottlenecks for expanding bilateral trade and Investments.
This political “brotherhood” and the economic power residing at the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg have made sure the “dieselgate” scandal has turned out a threat too serious for the German authorities to remain a neutral observer. Besides, the issue of the restrictions placed by the European Union on the sale of about 700 drugs from India, a move which India views as unwarranted, was also discussed, Jaishankar said.
The 18 pacts signed included a Joint Declaration of Intent between HRD ministry and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany on promotion of German as a foreign language in India and the promotion of Modern Indian Languages in Germany.
Giving a thrust on clean energy, Germany today pledged about one billion euros (Rs 7,300 crore) assistance for India’s solar projects as part of the bilateral cooperation in energy sector.
“That’s particularly true of Syria, where we have all known for years that there can only be a solution with Russian and not without Russia”, Merkel said at speech in eastern Germany to mark the upcoming 25th anniversary of German reunification.
She will also visit Rajghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. Meanwhile Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi.
According to the itinerary released by Karnataka government, both the leaders will be visiting the Bosch Factory at Adugodi here and share the dais at a NASSCOM event.
The two sides also announced setting up a Fast-Track system for German companies in India. “So, has our cooperation in education, from engineering to humanities”. The countries signed 18 agreements during the consultations on Monday.
Merkel and Modi will close the consultations with a joint press statement and the exchange of signed agreements.