Edited by Indroneil B Biswas
| Monday May 29, 2017, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his four-nation visit to Germany, Spain, Russia and France today to boost bilateral relations and seek investment. In the first leg of his six-day trip, he will visit Germany, where he will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel under the framework of India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations. PM Modi will also meet German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Prime Minister Modi said that Chancellor Merkel and he will "chart out a future roadmap of cooperation with focus on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, innovation and science and technology, skill development, urban infrastructure, railways and civil aviation, clean energy, development cooperation, health and alternative medicine." Describing Germany as a valuable partner, the prime minister said, "German competencies fit well with my vision for India's transformation."