German President concludes his 4-day visit to India

German President concludes his 4-day visit to India

The German president began his five-day trip with a visit to Varanasi where he took a tour of the Sarnath museum besides exploring the Archaeological Museum, Dhameka Stupa, Maulagandhakuti Vihar temple.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, along with his wife Elke Budenbender, arrived in India for a four-day visit on March 22 and was received by the Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation S S Ahluwalia. Steinmeier is accompanied by a CEO delegation, Indologists and a group of media persons.

During his visit, Steinmeier met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed several global, political and economic issues including ways to boost ties in areas of trade and investment. The German leader also met President Ramnath Kovind and deliberated upon the key aspects of Indo-German relations with a focus on enhancing cultural cooperation between India and Germany. Steinmeier also held talks with Vice President M Venkaih Naidu and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

The German president began his five-day trip with a visit to Varanasi where he took a tour of the Sarnath museum besides exploring the Archaeological Museum, Dhameka Stupa, Maulagandhakuti Vihar temple. He also interacted with the students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

On his second-day, Steinmeier had a packed schedule in the capital city of New Delhi where he visited Jama Masjid and addressed a group of students at the Delhi University. He later spoke at a Business Round Table organised by the German Embassy before paying a visit to the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology.

The German leader travelled to Chennai on his third-day and visited Daimler India Commercial Vehicles factory in Oragandam, IIT Madras Research Park and Shore Temple Mahabalipuram. He concluded his India visit in the city on the fourth day.

Steinmeier had visited India several times in his former capacity as the foreign minister and vice chancellor of Germany. This is his first visit to India as the President of Germany and is considered significant after German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected to the German Parliament for a record fourth term.



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