Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, in a telephonic conversation, spoke with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and congratulated him on his appointment. Scholz took office in place of Angela Merkel, who served as chancellor for 16 years.
According to the PMO, the two leaders agreed that there was great convergence between the new German government’s administration agenda and India’s own economic strategy.
“In particular, they highlighted their desire to launch new cooperation efforts in the areas of Climate Action and Green Energy, in order to assist both nations to meet their respective climate pledges,” the statement framed.
They also discussed the possibilities of existing cooperation projects, such as developing investment and trade linkages and decided to broaden collaboration and exchanges in new areas.
Modi said in a tweet that he is looking forward to working with Scholz to develop the India-Germany Strategic Partnership and meeting with him shortly for the sixth Inter-Governmental Consultations.
Modi also conveyed his gratitude to Merkel for her enormous contribution to developing the strategic alliance, and expressed his hope that this great momentum would continue under Sholz’s leadership, said the statement from the PMO.
Modi also sent Sholz and the German people his best wishes for the new year.