PM Modi holds extensive deliberations on bilateral ties with German Chancellor

Other News Materials 1 November 2021 17:06 (UTC +04:00)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Angela Merkel here on the sidelines of the G20 Summit and praised the German Chancellor for her immense contributions in strengthening the strategic bilateral ties.

Modi and Merkel held wide-ranging and fruitful talks on the strong bilateral relations and reaffirmed their commitment to maintain the close strategic partnership.

Modi, who is here at the invitation of his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi to attend the G20 summit, was accompanied by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and other officials during his meeting with Merkel.

"Chancellor Merkel has made an immense contribution in strengthening Indo-German relations. Delighted to meet her today, after a long time, in Rome for a wide-ranging and fruitful conversation," Modi tweeted.

Merkel, 67, who is stepping down after 16 years at the helm of the largest economy in Europe, has led the country safely through the global financial crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. Under her watch, bilateral ties with India has made significant strides.