Why is PM Modi’s upcoming visit to Germany important?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit three countries from May 2. PM Narendra Modi is visiting Germany, Denmark and France for bilateral and multilateral meetings.

Many broad agendas will be discussed in this three-day visit by Prime Minister Modi. Foreign Minister Vinay Kwatra provided information about this visit through a press conference.

The Prime Minister will visit Berlin on May 2 at the invitation of German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz. PM Modi will visit Copenhagen on May 3. This will be the Prime Minister’s first visit to Denmark.

Later, on May 4, the Prime Minister will participate in the second India-Nordic summit together with the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway. Before the summit, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings with the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.

During his return to India, he will meet French President Emmanuel Macron. Ahead of the three-country tour, Prime Minister Modi said that European partners are very important to India.

Prime Minister Modi said on Sunday that his trip to Europe comes at a time when the region is facing many challenges and choices, and that he intends to strengthen the spirit of cooperation with India’s European partners.

In a statement, Modi said that he will visit Berlin on May 2 at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, after which he will travel to Copenhagen on May 3-4 at the invitation of his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen for bilateral engagements. . and also participate in the Second India-Nordic Summit.

On the way back to India, Modi said, he will stop briefly in Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron.

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“My visit to Europe comes at a time when the region is facing many challenges and choices,” Mr Modi said.

“Through my engagements, I intend to strengthen the spirit of cooperation with our European partners, who are important partners in India’s pursuit of peace and prosperity,” the prime minister said in his farewell statement. .

The visit comes amid the Ukraine crisis, which has united much of Europe against Russia.

Detailing his commitments, Mr. Modi said that his visit to Berlin will be an opportunity for detailed bilateral talks with Chancellor Scholz, whom he met at the G20 last year in his previous role as Vice Chancellor and Minister. Finance.

“We will co-chair the sixth India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultation (IGC), a unique biennial format that India conducts only with Germany. A number of Indian ministers will also travel to Germany and hold consultations with their German counterparts,” Modi said. the said.

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