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Modi, Merkel co-chair Inter-Govermental Consultations

By Swati Deshpande,

Added 31 May 2017

PM says foreign investment from Germany to India is rising

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel co-chaired the 4th India Germany Inter-Govermental Consultations in Berlin.  Addressing the media after the meeting, Prime Minister Modi appreciated Chancellor Merkel's vision for Europe and for the world.  He said outcome oriented momentum is perceptible in relations between the two countries.

The Prime Minister said foreign investment from Germany to India is rising, especially for the Make in India initiative. The Prime Minister said German partnership is important for the Skill India Mission, with German parameters being "global benchmarks" which are crucial for India. The Prime Minister said cooperation is also envisaged in the sports arena, particularly in football.

The Prime Minister spoke of themes such as climate protection and smart cities, which came up for discussion. He said German innovation and Indian youth could together add great dynamism in the start-up space.

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