Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a three-nation tour of Germany, Denmark and France from May 2. In this sequence, late on Sunday, PM Modi left for his first foreign trip in the year 2022. During this visit, PM Modi will discuss India’s approach to Ukraine issue with Germany, Denmark and France. This was informed by Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra. The main objective of Prime Minister Modi’s visit is to strengthen multi-faceted partnerships with major European countries, he said.
statement issued before departure
A statement was also issued on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding his visit. He said that his visit to Europe comes at a time when the region is facing many challenges and options and he wants to strengthen India’s spirit of cooperation with its European partners.
He said European partners are key partners in India’s quest for peace and prosperity. Modi said in a statement that he would visit Berlin on May 2 at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and then visit Copenhagen on May 3-4 to attend bilateral talks at the invitation of his Danish counterpart Mette Friedrichsen. and will participate in the 2nd India-Nordic Summit. On the last leg of his visit, he will make a brief stay in France, where Modi will meet French President Emmanuel Macron.
European partner important for peace and prosperity: Modi
In a statement ahead of the visit, Prime Minister Modi said, “My visit to Europe is taking place at a time when the region is facing many challenges. According to the statement, the Prime Minister said, “Through these meetings, I wish to deepen the spirit of cooperation with our European partners.” These countries are important partners in India’s quest for peace and prosperity. It is noteworthy that this visit of the Prime Minister is taking place at a time when most of Europe is united against Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine.
Earlier, Kwatra told that PM Modi will go to Germany on May 2. Where he will address the Indian community in Berlin. After Germany, he will visit Denmark on May 3. Kwatra also informed that on May 4, PM Modi will participate in the second India-Nordic summit with the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway. However, before the start of the summit, PM Modi will also hold bilateral summit meetings with the leaders of Norway, Iceland, Finland and Sweden.
The Foreign Secretary told that in the end PM Modi will be on a visit to France. PM Modi’s visit comes days after Macron’s victory in the French presidential elections. Regarding India’s stand on Russia-Ukraine issue, he said that India has clarified its stand on this issue many times before.
PM Modi to visit Copenhagen
Kwatra told that on May 3, PM Modi will visit Copenhagen. He told that this will be the first visit of Prime Minister Modi to Denmark, but his third summit level talks and discussions with the Prime Minister of Denmark will focus on bilateral issues and issues of global and regional interest.
The Prime Minister will be visiting Germany, Denmark and France for bilateral and multilateral events, he said. In Germany, Prime Minister Modi will meet Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The two leaders will co-chair the 6th India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC).