PM Narendra Modi, Merkel agrees to strengthen Indo-German counter terrorism measures
Berlin [Germany], May 30 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chancellor Angela Merkel have decided to strengthen Indo-German counter terrorism cooperation.
"On terrorism, both leaders conveyed their deep concern over the spread of this global menace, which is also a greater threat to humanity today. They decided to strengthen Indo-German counter terrorism cooperation," Joint Secretary (EW) in Berlin Randhir Kumar Jaiswal said here.
He said, there were discussions on how India and Germany must together strengthen rule based global orders.
"Prime Minister Modi discussed the ongoing cooperation, security and defence fields and how to take it forward. On local issues, there were discussions on how India-Germany must together standby strengthen rule based global orders. Prime Minister conveyed India's deep commitment to the strengthening of European Union which he said that important role to play in the global order. He acknowledged Germany is lead in strengthening the European Union," Jaiswal said.
Jaiswal also assured that on the sidelines of Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC), two financial implementation agreements for 2015 and 2016 was signed.
"On the sidelines of Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC), two implementation agreements for 2015 & 2016 were signed. As part of this agreement, Germany is offering financial assistance worth USD 1.4 billion for 2015 and USD 1 billion for 2016," he added.
In sector of collaboration between India and Germany, three MoUs have been signed.
Prime Minister Modi arrived in Berlin on Monday for the fourth India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations. This is Prime Minister Modi's second bilateral visit to Germany. (ANI)