Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of his visit to Germany, Denmark and France, said on Sunday that his Europe tour comes at a time when the region is facing many challenges and options and that India Let’s wish to strengthen the spirit of cooperation with European partners. He said European partners are key partners in India’s quest for peace and prosperity.
“My visit to Europe comes at a time when the region faces many challenges and choices,” PM Modi said.
“Through my engagements, I intend to strengthen the spirit of cooperation with our European partners, who are important companions in India’s quest for peace and prosperity,” the Prime Minister said in his departure statement.
“We will co-chair the 6th India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC), a unique biennial format which India conducts only with Germany. Several Indian ministers will also travel to Germany and hold consultations with their German counterparts,” PM Modi said.
In 2021, India and Germany commemorated 70 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations and have been strategic partners since 2000, he noted.
“I look forward to exchanging views with Chancellor Scholz on strategic, regional and global developments that concern us both,” PM Modi said.
“Continental Europe is home to over one million persons of Indian origin, and Germany has a significant proportion of this Diaspora. The Indian Diaspora is an important anchor in our relations with Europe and therefore I will take the opportunity of my visit to the continent to meet our brothers and sisters there,” the Prime Minister said.
“I will also participate in the India-Denmark Business Roundtable as well as interact with the Indian community in Denmark,” PM Modi said.
“The Summit will focus on subjects like post-pandemic economic recovery, climate change, innovation and technology, renewable energy, the evolving global security scenario and India-Nordic cooperation in the Arctic region,” PM Modi said.
Government sources on Saturday had said that in his first visit abroad this year, Prime Minister Modi will have 25 hectic engagements in his three-day trip to as many countries where he will be spending around 65 hours.