Merkel arrives, Modi tweets ‘Namaste’

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “Namaste” in welcome as German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived here on Sunday night on a three-day visit.

“Namaste Chancellor Merkel! Warm welcome to you & the delegation. I look forward to fruitful discussions & strengthening India-Germany ties,” tweeted Modi.

Modi and Merkel would be meeting on Monday for the Third Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC).

It will be their second bilateral meeting after six months, during which trade, security and the India-EU trade agreement are expected to figure.

Merkel is on an India visit October 4-6. She will be accompanied by a large delegation comprising six cabinet ministers, and businesspersons, and will also be visiting Bengaluru. Modi will also travel to Bengaluru.

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