India, Germany reaffirm commitment to UNSC reform

New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) India and Germany on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to pursue reforms of the UN, especially the Security Council, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel here.

The two sides also inked 18 MoUs in areas ranging from renewable energy to skill development and culture after holding the 3rd Intergovernmental Consultations here.

Modi, in his press statement, said both leaders who had met at a G4 summit in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last month, are “committed to pursue reforms of UN, especially the Security Council”.

He also thanked Germany for its assistance of over euros 1 billion each for India’s Green Energy Corridor and for solar projects.

He said he sees Germany as a “natural partner in achieving India’s economic transformation” and that Germany’s strengths and India’s priorities are aligned.

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