New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi (January 6, 2021) held a videoconference with German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (January 6, 2021) to discuss key issues of mutual importance, including COVID-19 response.
The Prime Minister’s Office said, “The two leaders discussed key issues of mutual importance, including the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bilateral relations, regional and global issues, especially India-EU relations.”
PM Modi also appreciated Merkel’s long-standing role in providing stable and strong leadership in the European and global arena and thanked her for driving the growth of the Indo-German strategic partnership.
The Prime Minister briefed Chancellor Merkel on the progress in India regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and was convinced of India’s Merkel’s commitment to deploying capabilities for the benefit of the world.
The PMO added, “He expressed his desire to close the new wave of infections early in Germany and other European countries.”
The Prime Minister welcomed Germany’s decision to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and expressed a commitment to further strengthen cooperation with Germany under the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDR) platform.
The two leaders agreed to hold the 6th Intergovernmental Consultation (IGC) in early 2021, marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between India and Germany and the 20th anniversary of the strategic partnership this year. Ambitious agenda for this.