Prime Minister Modi to embark on 3-nation visit to Germany, Denmark and France
This will be the Prime Minister’s first visit abroad this year
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay an official visit to Germany, Denmark and France from 2nd to 4th May.
This will be the Prime Minister's first visit abroad this year. On the first leg of his visit in Berlin, Prime Minister will hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
The two leaders will co-chair the sixth edition of the India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations.
The biennial IGC is a unique dialogue format that also sees participation of several Ministers from both sides.
This will be Prime Minister's first IGC with Chancellor Scholz, and also the first such Government-to-Government consultations of the new German government, which assumed office in December last year.
During the visit, Prime Minister and Chancellor Scholz would also jointly address a Business Event. Mr Modi will address and interact with the Indian community in Germany.
Prime Minister will leave for Copenhagen next on an official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen.
He will also participate in the 2nd India-Nordic Summit being hosted by Denmark.
He will hold talks with Prime Minister Frederiksen as well as an audience with Queen Margrethe II.
The Green Strategic Partnership was the first of its kind arrangement between India and Denmark.
The visit would provide both sides an opportunity to review progress, as well as examine ways to further expand their multifaceted cooperation.
During the visit, Prime Minister will attend an India-Denmark Business Forum and also address members of the Indian diaspora.
During the 2nd India-Nordic Summit, Prime Minister will also interact with other Nordic leaders which include Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir of Iceland, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre of Norway, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland.
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.
The 1st India-Nordic Summit took place in 2018 in Stockholm.
On the last leg of the tour, Prime Minister will briefly stop over in Paris and meet President of France Emmanuel Macron.
India and France are celebrating 75 years of their diplomatic relations this year and the meeting between the two leaders will set a more ambitious agenda of the Strategic Partnership.