PM Modi heads to Europe; Terrorism & investment on agenda

RSTV Bureau

Prime Minister has embarked on four-nation trip to strengthen bilateral ties.

During his week-long tour, he is expected to visit Germany, Spain, Russia and France where he will meet the top leadership of these countries and discuss strategic cooperation and business relations.

PM-Modi-leaves-for-the-USA-400x265On the first day he will be meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin at her official Meseberg Country Retreat where the two leaders would discuss issues of mutual interest

On May 30, PM Modi will be officially welcomed with military honours after that PM and Merkel would hold the fourth India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations after which both leaders will address a business event where top CEOs from both the sides would be present

Prime Minister will also hold talks with Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Modi will visit Spain on May 30 and hold bilateral talks with Spain President Mariano Rajoy and will be calling on Spanish King Felipe VI

Thereafter, for the next two days, Modi will be in St. Petersburg in Russia to attend the 18th India-Russia Annual Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin

It is the first time in history of the two countries that bilateral Summit will be held in Russia outside Moscow. PM will also hold standard restricted talks, delegation level talks and sign agreements, emphasizing on enhancing and strengthening trading and economic relations, followed by a dinner with the Russian President

On June 2, he will visit Paris and hold bilateral talks with newly elected France President Emmanuel Macron. Strategic and nuclear co-operation, and terrorism will be on the agenda for discussion