New Delhi [India]February 25 (ANI): Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Olaf Schulz met Indian President Drupadi Murmu at the Presidential Palace on Saturday.
“Welcoming Chancellor Schulz’s first visit to India as Chancellor of Germany, the President said that India and Germany have a longstanding relationship based on our shared values and common goals. Our bilateral relationship covers a wide range of areas and reflects several Mutual trust cultivated over a decade,” Malacañang said in a statement.
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President Murmu pointed out that Germany is India’s largest trading partner in Europe and one of the largest investors in India. Germany is also India’s second largest development partner and has played an important role in India’s development, she said.
In recent years, Germany has become the destination of choice for Indian students and researchers wishing to pursue higher education, especially in the fields of science and technology.
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India and Germany also have deep cultural ties, and there is a long tradition of German Indologists working in India, she said.
The president said India and Germany share common goals in upholding democratic values, rules-based international order, multilateralism and reform of multilateral institutions.
As two vibrant and diverse democracies, India and Germany can play an important role in addressing emerging global challenges.
German Chancellor Olaf Schulz visited the royal palace in New Delhi on Saturday. During his visit, Schultz laid a wreath at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Rajghat.
Schultz, who arrived in India earlier today, met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad Palace in New Delhi to discuss strengthening bilateral ties, green and sustainable partnerships and an economy for closer defense ties relation. (Arnie)
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