1. Narendra Modi Germany visit: PM says looking at ‘quantum jump’ in economic ties; hails Angela Merkel’s insight

Narendra Modi Germany visit: PM says looking at ‘quantum jump’ in economic ties; hails Angela Merkel’s insight

"I give a heartfelt thanks for the warm welcome given to me in Germany," Modi said expressing his grattitude towards the German people.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 30, 2017 6:57 PM
 Narendra Modi, angela merkel, modi merkel joint statement, India, germany, india germany ties, india-germany, modi tour of germany, modi four nation tour “I give a heartfelt thanks for the warm welcome given to me in Germany,” Modi said expressing his grattitude towards the German people. (ANI)

Narendra Modi Germany visit: Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday said that India and Germany are eyeing a ‘quantum jump’ in economic ties between the two countries. Issuing a joint statement with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Modi expressed his gratitude for the warm reception he received, and added that he has always admired German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s vision. “I give a heartfelt thanks for the warm welcome given to me in Germany,” Modi said expressing his grattitude towards the German people. “Have interacted with Chancellor Merkel on multiple occasions and I have always admired her insight on a wide range of issues,” PM Modi said. “We had wide-ranging discussions today. India-Germany partnership will help our nations & also help the world,” he said.  “We are looking at outcome oriented momentum in India-Germany ties and a quantum jump, especially in economic ties,” Modi added. “Pace of development of our relations is fast, direction positive and destination clear. Germany will always find India as powerful, prepared and capable partner,” Modi said

WATCH: PM Narendra Modi says during the joint statement with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, “we are made for each other”.

“We had wide-ranging discussions today. India-Germany partnership will help our nations & also help the world,” Modi explained. “Have interacted with Chancellor Merkel on multiple occasions & I have always admired her insight on a wide range of issues,” Modi said.

While on the other hand, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany wants to develop ties with India and this should not be at the cost of its trans-Atlantic relationship.  Merkel talked about developing cooperation with India and said: “That’s of huge importance and in no way directed against any other relationships and certainly not against the trans-Atlantic ties, which have historically been very important for us and will remain so in future.”

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