Narendra Modi leaves for six day trip to Europe, meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel first on agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for a four-day trip to Europe

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:May 29, 2017 1:23 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for his four-nation Europe tour on Monday morning. The six-day trip will cover Germany, Spain, Russia and France, beginning with a meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel. The meeting is scheduled at her official country retreat in Meeseberg. This visit will be Prime Minister Modi’s first engagement with the European Union. The focus of the meeting is expected to be on business issues, including stalled negotiations on a free trade deal between the European Union and India. Other topics would be investments, technology and terrorism.

The meeting will be held on Monday evening.

Berlin sees New Delhi as a potential ally in defending the global free trade regime against the wave of protectionism Trump represents, since India has also been facing pressure over visas for skilled workers, which pose a problem for its information technology firms operating in the US. It has also been warning about China’s own vision of a new global trade order, with its State-driven One Belt, One Road system, which India has stayed away from. Earlier this month, Germany’s Ambassador to India, Martin Ney, told journalists that “since we have some common questions (about the Belt and Road project) in India and in Germany, this is a good reason why we should be able to sit down and discuss how we should do trade”.

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    Murthy
    May 29, 2017 at 7:31 pm
    I AM ALSO WORKING....VISITING FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND SHOWING THAT I AM ALSO BRINGING FOREIGN INVESTMENTS. MEANWHILE AT HOME I AM INAGURATING BRIDGES AND SHIVA STATUTES. NOTHING ELSE TO DO. Oh...I FORGOT. FOR RECREATION I M MURDER PEOPLE.
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      Ag
      May 29, 2017 at 4:38 pm
      Tired of eating veg dhokla puri bhaji with dung chantey and mutr cola he wants some real food like beef kebab beef ka kapura beef bheja fry beef ki biryani he will really have good time with all beef eater Europe minster .
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        Raman Ravi
        May 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm
        Well timed visit! He must woo Angela Merkel n sign trade pacts with Germany, which is a strong country n very liberal policies towards indians working there. Germany is a highly developed country n education n Research n development is the core. I don't know whether Modi with a nil education background will handle Germans properly. Also you'll find hardly any gujjus doing motel or newspaper vending business here! Modi will be all at sea here with Ambani's n Adanis stands no chance here!!
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          Krredy
          May 29, 2017 at 3:05 pm
          PM Modi's visit will bring lot of foreign investments to India which create employment generation . It is not Chardham yatra as pointed out by some friends......
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            Rajeev
            May 29, 2017 at 5:17 pm
            Sir Ji Forget about the Foreign Direct Investment it is not coming at all the little value which Govt Project as FDI is the existing Company Putting more money for increasing Foot Prints like KFC, MaDonald and Buger King Now more than that see what is happening in Domestic Front is even more alarming . Our Credit Growths is Lowest in last FY after independence which is more than enough to show than no one want to invest and take risk
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            bitterhoney
            May 29, 2017 at 2:23 pm
            Modi goes on CHAR DHAM YATRA
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              Abha Indian
              May 29, 2017 at 2:46 pm
              Too much weather heat in Delhi is unbearable. So, he is going to cooler place to enjoy weather of char Dham ( Germany, Italy, France & Belgium) at tax payers expenses. Jai Bheem
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