India, Germany agree to boost industrial cooperation

Sun Online Desk

1st November, 2019 04:34:32 printer

India, Germany agree to boost industrial cooperation


German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed several agreements in New Delhi of India on Friday.

The deals were held at the fifth India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) in New Delhi today.

The agreements are included to enhance cooperation in tackling climate change, cybersecurity, skill development, artificial intelligence, energy security, civil aviation and defense production.

The German Chancellor came to India on a two-day official visit on Thursday night.

Narendra Modi said India is eager to benefit from Germany's expertise.

Merkel is accompanied by several ministers and state secretaries as well as a business delegation.

Germany is India's largest trading partner in Europe. Bilateral trade reached $21.9 billion in the 2017-18 financial year, an increase of 17% from the previous year.


Source: AP/The Statesman