Swaraj heads for India after bilateral talks with Germany


Berlin: After discussing a range of bilateral issues with her German counterpart, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left for India on Thursday. The talks included a USD 1 billion commitment from Germany for an ambitious solar power venture in India.

Swaraj and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeir held wide-ranging talks where they assessed implementation  of decisions taken during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here in April and broadly identified possible substantive outcomes from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s forthcoming visit to New Delhi in October.

Bikas Swarup, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said, “The meeting was very warm and very positive meeting which will further strengthen the India-Germany strategic partnership. And lead to a very fruitful and substantive outcome during Chancellor Merkel’s visit which is eagerly anticipated in India.”

He said that both the leaders have agreed to cooperate in cyber security and counter-terrorism measures.