Sunday, April 12, 2015

Modi to attend India-Germany business summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Hannover on Sunday on the second leg of a three-nation tour during which he will seek Germany’s support for his “Make in India” campaign.

During his three-day stay in Germany, the Prime Minister will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German business leaders.

He is expected to invite German companies to invest in India and participate in “Make in India” initiative.

Several Indians gathered outside a hotel in Hannover, where the Prime Minister is staying, and greeted him by shouting ‘Modi, Modi’.

Business and technology will be the focus of the trip.

He will first visit the Hannover Fair where India is a partner country this year. About 400 Indian companies are participating in the fair which will see the presence of about 100-120 Indian CEOs besides about 3000 German delegates.

Mr. Modi, along with Ms. Merkel, will inaugurate the “India Pavilion” of the Fair and address an India-Germany business summit.

He will also unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hannover.

The two leaders will have detailed talks in Berlin with focus on how Germany can work with India in its developmental agenda.

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