Pics: PM Modi Meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Gets Ceremonial Welcome

Updated: May 30, 2017 18:30 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in Germany for a two-day visit, met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today. He was given a ceremonial reception before the two countries held bilateral talks.

Pics: PM Modi Meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Gets Ceremonial Welcome
PM Narendra Modi met German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his two-day visit to Germany. This is Prime Minister Modi's second bilateral visit to Germany since 2015.
Pics: PM Modi Meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Gets Ceremonial Welcome
PM Modi with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the grounds of an 18th century Baroque castle in Germany. The informal meeting was followed by a private dinner.
Pics: PM Modi Meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Gets Ceremonial Welcome
Regional and inter-global issues were also discussed during the three-hour-long interactions - some at the delegation level and some one-to-one between Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Merkel.
Pics: PM Modi Meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Gets Ceremonial Welcome
Angela Merkel welcomes PM Narendra Modi as he is given a ceremonial welcome before the two nations held bilateral talks.
Pics: PM Modi Meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Gets Ceremonial Welcome
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a ceremonial welcome with military honours at the Chancellery, the office of the German Chancellor.
Pics: PM Modi Meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Gets Ceremonial Welcome
Prime Minister Modi was joined by his delegation of senior ministers, including Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Energy Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar.
Pics: PM Modi Meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Gets Ceremonial Welcome
India and Germany have over 25 working groups, including in areas such as climate change, energy, infrastructure, and tourism. Germany is the largest trade partner for India in the European Union (EU) and one of the leading sources of Foreign Direct Investment or FDI into the country.
Pics: PM Modi Meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Gets Ceremonial Welcome
The two leaders covered various areas of mutual interest including smart cities, skill development, clean energy, etc. There was appreciation for India's economic reform agenda, including GST (Goods and Services Tax)

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