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PM Modi leaves for Spain after his Germany visit

Courtesy:HT

Germany: PM Modi has left for Spain on Tuesday after his one-day visit to Germany.
This will be the first Indian prime ministerial visit to Spain in nearly 30 years after the visit of then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1988.

India and Germany held the fourth round of the biannual Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) in Germany earlier today, according to a news report by HT.

With a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The first IGC was held in New Delhi in 2011, the second in Berlin in 2013, and the third in New Delhi in 2015.

An overview of PM’s visit to Germany:

It would be an “immoral and criminal act” to spoil the environment for future generations, Modi said, underlining the need to protect nature.

PM called on “more and more German companies” to invest in India even as the speedy conclusion of an India-EU free trade agreement (FTA) was the focus on the German side.

Warning that terrorism poses a grave threat to future generations, Modi said forces of humanity should come together to combat the menace as India and Germany vowed to take “strong measures” against those who encourage, support and finance it.

Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday reaffirmed the urgent need for a comprehensive reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

We witnessed the signing of a number of agreements/declarations of intent. One billion euros will go into development cooperation: Merkel

We have expanded and deepened our bilateral ties in a number of areas: Merkel