Indian Lion and German Eagle make strong partners: Modi

t the close of his two day visit to Germany, Prime Minister Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a joint statement highlighting the issues discussed and the way forward for bilateral relations. The thrust of the visit was on expanding economic relations which would aid in Modi’s plans of poverty elimination and revival of manufacturing back home.

In his remarks to the media in Germany, Mr Modi expressed his gratitude to Ms Merkel for having given the India the opportunity to become a partner country at Hannover Messe, the world’s biggest trade fair, and for the warm hospitality extended to him and his delegation during their stay.

The Prime Minister made a hard sell for German cooperation in boosting the Indian economy. Given that technology, skill upgradation, investment and innovation were key to this enterprise, and Germany was a global leader in these fields, Mr Modi said that the Indian lion and German Eagle would make for a very productive pair. While praising Germany’s expertise in these fields, he noted that India’s need could be a solid business opportunity for German firms to make lucrative investments.

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