First published June 26, 2022, 1:07 p.m. IST
Hundreds of people from the Indian community had left the hotel where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is staying in Munich.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a warm welcome from the Indian community after landing in Munich for a two-day visit to Germany. Hundreds of people from the Indian community had come to the hotel to welcome the Prime Minister.
The Indian Embassy in Berlin tweeted: “Welcome Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi to #Muenchen to attend @G7 Summit #G7Germany #AmbHarishParvathaneni & Ms. Nandita Parvathaneni received the Prime Minister at @MUC_Airport”
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“The Indian community gave PM @narendramodi a warm and special welcome to #Mnchen!” the Indian mission said. Even young children were seen welcoming Narendra Modi with complete enthusiasm. PM Modi gave autographs to some children.
At the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Germany for the G7 summit. In addition to participating in G7 discussions on food security, health, climate, energy, gender equality and more, the Prime Minister will also hold several bilateral meetings on the sidelines.
The prime minister said he looked forward to “fruitful discussions” with world leaders on topical issues such as climate, energy, food security, counter-terrorism, environment, equality and democracy on her arrival here to attend the G7 Summit.
G7 leaders are expected to focus on the Ukraine crisis which has sparked geopolitical unrest in addition to fueling a global food and energy crisis. “During the Summit sessions, I will exchange views with G7 countries, G7 partner countries and invited international organizations on topical issues such as environment, energy, climate, security food, health, counter-terrorism, gender equality and democracy,” Prime Minister Modi said in a statement ahead of his visit.
Prime Minister Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with leaders of the G7 and invited countries on the sidelines of the summit. Besides India, Germany has also invited Argentina, South Africa, Indonesia and Senegal as guests for the summit.
Prime Minister Modi said he was also looking forward to meeting members of the Indian Diaspora across Europe, who contribute immensely to their local economies and enrich India’s relations with European countries.
From Germany, Prime Minister Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates on June 28 to offer his condolences on the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former president of the Gulf nation. Sheikh Khalifa died on May 13 after battling illness for the past few years.
With PTI inputs
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