New Delhi, October 5: New Delhi, October 5: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is on a two-day visit to India, held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi today. The discussions between the two leaders covered a wide range of issues including security and defence, with special focus on boosting trade ties.
Ms Merkel arrived in New Delhi on Sunday. This morning, after she received a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtraparti Bhavan, she said Germany "fully intends to support the ambitious program that PM Modi has outlined for the development of this nation."
"We will co-operate on areas such as economy, agriculture, internal security, defence matters and financial relations," she added.
The two leaders are also scheduled to have a one-on-one meeting before delegation-level talks. During her visit, Ms Merkel will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj today before heading to Bangalore for a business conference.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the German Chancellor with a message on Twitter.