Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a three-day visit to Germany, Denmark, and France from May 2, further strengthening bilateral cooperation. In the year 2022, this is the first abroad visit of PM. In 2021, India and Germany commemorated 70 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations and have been strategic partners since 2000. This visit will be an opportunity to enhance and intensify cooperation in a broad range of areas and for the two governments to exchange views on regional and global matters of mutual interest.
Prime Minister Modi will hold bilateral talks with Olaf Scholz, Federal Chancellor of Germany in Berlin and the two leaders will co-chair the sixth edition of the India Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC). This will be Modi’s first IGC with Chancellor Scholz, and also the first such Government-to-Government consultations of the new German government.
PM Modi travels to Copenhagen on an official visit at the invitation of the PM of Denmark Mette Frederiksen. The bilateral component of the visit will include talks with PM Frederiksen as well as an audience with Queen Margrethe II. The Green Strategic Partnership was the first of its kind arrangement between India and Denmark. The visit will solidify the bonds as well examine ways to further expand our multifaceted cooperation. During his visit, he will attend an India-Denmark Business Forum and also address members of the Indian diaspora.
Prime Minister Modi will attend the second India-Nordic Summit, he then will meet with Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir of Iceland, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stone of Norway, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden, and Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland. The Summit will focus on subjects like post-pandemic economic recovery, climate change, innovation and technology, renewable energy, the evolving global security scenario, and India-Nordic cooperation in the Arctic region. Prime Minister Modi’s return journey on May 4, he will have a brief stopover in Paris and meet Prime Minister of France Emmanuel Macron.