India, Germany agree on rooting out terror in all forms

Both Steinmeier and Modi spoke of ways to strengthen the strategic partnership.

On visit to India, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Saturday held wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He also held discussions with the Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

The leaders stressed that the world community needs to be unanimous in curbing and rooting out terror in all forms.

Both Steinmeier and Modi spoke of ways to strengthen the strategic partnership.

The meeting took place at the renovated Sunder Nursery, a 90-acre heritage park in central Delhi.

“Had the honour of talking the President of Germany, Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier to Delhi’s Sunder Nursery. We had wonderful discussions on a wide range of issues,” Modi tweeted.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also called on the German president.

It need be mentioned that incumbent German President has earlier visited India several times in the past in his capacity as the foreign minister and vice chancellor of Germany.

While interacting with Steinmeier, Naidu said that India and Germany share similar perceptions on most of the issues confronting the world.

Earlier in the day, Steinmeier was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The visiting dignitary is scheduled to travel to Chennai.

Germany is India’s largest trading partner in Europe and the sixth largest trading partner in the world. India was ranked 24th in Germany’s global trade.


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