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Angela Merkel meets PM Narendra Modi, receives ceremonial welcome before delegations meet

Angela Merkel, who is on a three-day visit to the capital and Bengaluru beginning Sunday, is meeting Modi under the framework of the Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, accompanied by a delegation of several cabinet ministers and top officials, arrived in New Delhi Sunday night on a three-day visit. (PTI Photo)

The German Chancellor is also accompanied by a delegation of CEOs of top German companies.

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Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha was at the airport to recieve Merkel. (PTI Photo)

Soon after her arrival, PM Modi tweeted, “Namaste Chancellor Merkel! Warm welcome to you & the delegation. I look forward to fruitful discussions & strengthening India-Germany ties.”

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Merkel is scheduled to hold wide-ranging talks with PM Narendra Modi on Monday. They will under the framework of the Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC), the third such meeting between the two governments. (PTI Photo)

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Both the leaders are expected to delve deep on removing bottlenecks for expanding bilateral trade and investments among other regional and global issues. (PTI Photo)

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Both Modi and Merkel will have one-on-one meetings before delegation-level talks. They both will visit Bengaluru on October 6, where both will participate in a business event hosted by NASSCOM and the Fraunhofer Institute. (PTI Photo)

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Merkel is expected to convey problems faced by German industries in proceeding with planned investments. (Express Photo by Praveen Jain)

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The German Chancellor, received a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday, October 5. (Express Photo by Praveen Jain)

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Merkel said that her country fully intends to support the ambitious program that Prime Minister Modi has outlined for the development of this nation.

PM Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her first day of a three day India visit at the Hyderabad house in New Delhi on Monday. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Merkel is expected to convey problems faced by German industries in proceeding with planned investments. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives at Hyderabad as part of the Indian delegation. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Foreign Secretary S Jaishanker at Hyderabad for delegation-level talks with Germany. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)