1. Narendra Modi visit to Germany, Spain, Russia, France: All you want to know in 10 points

Narendra Modi visit to Germany, Spain, Russia, France: All you want to know in 10 points

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick start his four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France on Monday with the aim of boosting India’s economic engagement with these nations and inviting more investment.

By: | Published: May 28, 2017 7:32 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick start his four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France on Monday with the aim of boosting India’s economic engagement with these nations and inviting more investment. A day ahead of the beginning of the six-day trip, in which the PM is scheduled to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel at first, he said that he and Merkel will “chart out a future roadmap of cooperation with focus on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, innovation and science and technology, skill development, urban infrastructure, railways and civil aviation, clean energy, development cooperation, health and alternative medicine”, reported news agency PTI. The PM is also scheduled to meet Spain King Felipe VI, President of Spain Mariano Rajoy, Russian President Vladimir Putin and newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron among other political leaders of the four nations. Here are the 10 important highlights of the trip:

1: In the first leg of the trip of PM Narendra Modi, which will begin with his visit from Meseberg near Berlin, he will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel under the framework of India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC), as per PTI reports. He will also call on German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

2: In Berlin, PM Modi and Angela Merkel will also interact with top business leaders of both the countries to further strengthen the trade and investment ties. Later, Prime Minister Modi will call on Germany President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

3: From May 30, PM Narendra Modi will travel to Spain, which would be the first visit of an Indian prime minister to Spain in almost three decades, reported news agency ANI. On the trip, the PM will be calling on Spain King Felipe VI.

4: On the second day of his Spain visit, the PM will meet President Mariano Rajoy. In the meeting, they will discuss ways to enhance bilateral engagement, especially in the economic sphere, and cooperation on international issues of common concern, particularly in combating terrorism, the ANI report added.

5: PM Modi will also meet top CEOs of the Spanish industry and encourage them to partner with India in the ‘Make in India’ Initiative.

6: From Spain, the PM will travel to St. Petersburg in Russia. He will be there between May 31 and June 2 and attend 18th India-Russia Annual Summit.

7: At the beginning of his visit, the Prime Minister will go to Piskarovskoye Cemetery to pay homage to those who perished during the siege of Leningrad. On June 1, he will hold detailed discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin to take forward the dialogue from the last summit in Goa in October 2016. Both leaders will also interact with CEOs from both countries keeping the spotlight on economic ties.

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8: On June 2, PM Modi and Russian President Putin will reportedly address the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) where India is the ‘guest country’.

9: Ending the trip, the PM will visit France. Present there on June 2 and 3, PM Modi will meet the newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron.

10: During his France visit, PM Modi will be discussing issues of mutual interest with a view to further strengthen India- France strategic ties.

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    Carmen Elena Gomez
    May 29, 2017 at 2:03 am
    I think PM Modi's visit to Spain would be historic, build stronger relationship and it would create a huge impact on India's and Spain's economic performance. Spain has a lot of prospect when it comes to investment and trade because of cheap labor force, usually Spaniards are very warm-hearted and lot of leniency from the government on taxes and other facilities comparing to most EU countries. A lot of Asians live in Spain and this would certainly make Spain more diverse, become more multi-cultural , attract entrepreneurs and create opportunities both for Spaniards and Foreign nationals.
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