Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday night said he had a "wonderful meeting" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed multiple aspects relating to bilateral cooperation as well as other global issues.
Modi met Merkel during a brief stopover in Berlin after wrapping up his visit to the UK where he attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and held a series of bilateral meetings.
It was the third and last leg of Modi's three-nation tour to the UK, Sweden and Germany.
"Had a wonderful meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. We discussed multiple aspects relating to India-Germany cooperation as well as other global issues," Modi tweeted.
The two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen India-Germany cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, adding that Modi's visit "demonstrates India's mutual desire to strengthen the strategic partnership".
"Further cementing a cherished friendship! PM @narendramodi warmly welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery ahead of the bilateral meeting," Kumar said in a tweet.
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) April 20, 2018
Modi's meeting with Merkel comes after German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier's trip to India last month, which focused on boosting economic and strategic ties between the two countries.
Germany is India's largest trade partner in the European Union bloc.
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Updated Date: Apr 21, 2018 08:43:24 IST