Modi To Meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel On April 20


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a stopover in Berlin on April 20 after concluding his visits to Sweden and the United Kingdom, the External Affairs Ministry said today.

It will be the first meeting between the two leaders since Merkel began her fourth term as German chancellor on March 14. The ministry said PM Modi will make the stopover in Berlin following a suggestion by Merkel.

“At the suggestion of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be making a brief stopover in Berlin on 20 April after completing his visits to Sweden and the United Kingdom. During his visit, PM will meet Chancellor Merkel and the two leaders will exchange views on a number of bilateral, regional and global issues,” it said.

It said the visit “demonstrates the commitment by the two countries to maintain the momentum of high level exchanges.” PM Modi will begin a five-day visit to Sweden and the UK from April 16 with an aim to boost bilateral cooperation in key areas, including trade and investment.