From the 2nd to the 4th of May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay an official visit to Germany, Denmark, and France. This is the Prime Minister’s first trip outside of the country this year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during the first leg of his visit to Berlin. The sixth session of the India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations will be co-chaired by the two leaders.
The biennial IGC is a unique debate format in which numerous Ministers from both sides participate. This will be Prime Minister May’s first IGC with Chancellor Scholz, as well as the new German government’s first Government-to-Government consultations since taking office in December last year.
The Prime Minister and Chancellor Scholz will also give a joint speech at a business event during their visit. Mr. Modi will speak to the Indian community in Germany and connect with them.
At the invitation of Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, the Prime Minister will travel to Copenhagen for an official visit. He will also attend the 2nd India-Nordic Summit, which will be held in Denmark. He’ll meet with Prime Minister Frederiksen and have a private audience with Queen Margrethe II.
The Green Strategic Partnership between India and Denmark was the first of its kind. Both sides would benefit from the visit, which would allow them to assess progress and consider ways to deepen their diversified cooperation. The Prime Minister will attend an India-Denmark Business Forum and speak to members of the Indian diaspora during his visit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with other Nordic leaders, including Prime Minister Katrn Jakobsdóttir of Iceland, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stre of Norway, and Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden, and Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland, at the 2nd India-Nordic Summit.
The Summit will include topics such as post-pandemic economic recovery, climate change, innovation and technology, renewable energy, the shifting global security scenario, and India-Nordic Arctic collaboration. The first India-Nordic Summit was held in Stockholm in 2018.
The Prime Minister will make a brief visit to Paris on the final part of his tour to see French President Emmanuel Macron. This year marks the 75th anniversary of India and France’s diplomatic relations, and the two presidents’ meeting will set a more ambitious Strategic Partnership agenda.