Berlin. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the partnership between India and Germany can become an example of success in a complex world. Meanwhile, the two countries signed a series of agreements focused on sustainable development, under which India will get $10.5 billion in aid by 2030 to promote the use of clean energy. Modi co-chaired the sixth plenary session of the Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. He also invited Germany to participate in the ‘Self-reliant India’ campaign.
In their opening remarks, the two leaders highlighted key aspects of bilateral relations as well as shared perspectives on regional and global issues during the session, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release. It said Prime Minister Modi emphasized that the partnership between India and Germany can be an example of success in a complex world. Participating ministers and officials from both sides presented brief reports on their meetings on various aspects of the IGC, including issues related to foreign, security, economic, financial policy, scientific and social exchange, climate, environment, sustainable development and energy. were.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh and Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Anurag Jain made presentations on behalf of India. The plenary session ended with the signing of the Joint Declaration (JDI) by Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Scholz establishing a Green and Sustainable Development Partnership. The partnership envisages a holistic government approach to India-Germany cooperation on the Sustainable Development Goals and climate action, with Germany providing 10 billion euros ($10.5 billion) of new and additional development assistance by 2030, the foreign ministry said in a release. has agreed to advance commitment of
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 02, 2022, 22:45 IST