Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Germany

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Hannover 12 April 2015, on the second leg of a three-nation tour during which he seeked Germany’s support for his ‘Make in India’ campaign. During his three-day stay in Germany, he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German business leaders.

Along with Chancellor Angela Merkel, he inaugurated the ‘India Pavilion’ of the Hanover Fair, where India was a partner country, and addressed an India-German business summit.

Mr Modi also unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hannover.

During his officla talks with Chancellor Merkel in Berlin, the two leaders had detailed talks with focus on how Germany can work with India in its developmental agenda.

Germany is India’s largest trading partner in the EU and one of the top ten global trading partners. The overall exchange of goods and services between the two countries was valued at around around 15.96 billion euros in 2014, a drop of 1.14 billion euros from the level of 16.10 billion euros registered in 2013. Germany is the 8th largest foreign investor in India. Its foreign direct investments in Indi,a during January-November 2014, were valued at around $995.7 million.

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