NEW DELHI: German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived here on Sunday night on a three-day visit and will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to strengthen bilateral relations in an array of key sectors with special focus on boosting trade, security and defense tie , education, renewable energy, high technology, skill development, science and technology, railways, water and waste management, urban development and agriculture.
Merkel, accompanied by a large delegation of several Cabinet ministers and top officials, was received at the airport by minister of state for finance Jayanta Sinha.Soon after her arrival, Modi tweeted, “Namaste Chancellor Merkel! Warm welcome to you & the delegation. I look forward to fruitful discussions & strengthening India-Germany ties.”
The German Chancellor’s visit here comes around six months after Modi’s tour to Germany.