The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently co-chaired the 4th India Germany Inter-Govermental Consultations in Berlin. Addressing the media after the meeting, Prime Minister Modi appreciated Chancellor Merkel’s vision for Europe and for the world. He said outcome oriented momentum is perceptible in relations between the two countries.
Modi said foreign investment from Germany to India is rising, especially for the ‘Make in India’ initiative. He said German partnership is important for the Skill India Mission, with German parameters being ‘global benchmarks’ which are crucial for India. The Prime Minister said a global order based on democracy is the need of the hour, in an interconnected and interdependent world.
India-Germany: Made for each other
Responding to a question, he said Germany and India are ‘made for each other.’ He explained the huge synergy that exists between German capabilities and Indian requirements. He spoke of India’s pursuit of excellence in areas such as engineering, infrastructure and skill development. Describing the values of innovation and democracy, as a blessing for mankind, he said India and Germany share these values.