Very good interaction with Chancellor Angela Merkel: PM Narendra Modi

"Chancellor Merkel receives Prime Minister Modi at Schloss Messeberg before a private dinner", a Ministry of External Affairs statement on Twitter said, alongside images of the two leaders in conversation in the luxurious gardens of the grand palace. Their strategic partnership is based on democratic values and a commitment to an open, inclusive and rules-based global order, including the expansion of the UN Security Council and terrorism. Germany is the only country with which India has such an arrangement. "It will be such a pleasant blend of yesterday, today and tomorrow - lending a new dimension to yoga", Modi said.

Observing that constructive criticism strengthens democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday welcomed the various assessments of his three years of government and assured that mistakes and shortcomings would be rectified.

Germany will host ceremonial welcome for Prime Minister Modi today. We seek active participation of Spanish industry in various Indian projects including infrastructure, smart cities, digital economy, renewable energy, defence and tourism.

The continuity of Indian foreign policy is most evident here - both Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi describe the India-German relationship as "transformational".

"I look forward to their valuable recommendations for strengthening India-Spain economic partnership", he wrote.

I will be visiting St. Petersburg, Russia from 31st May to 2nd June for the 18th India-Russia Annual Summit.

"We are still left with about three weeks for the International Yoga Day".

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He will also visit the world famous State Hermitage Museum and the Institute of Oriental manuscripts.

In the last leg of the tour, he will visit France from June 2 to 3 for an official meeting with the newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron.

I look forward to meeting President Macron and have discussions on issues of mutual interest.

"I thank those who have given critical and important feedback".

Stating that while India-Russia cooperation in the areas of defence, nuclear and space was "very, very ahead", Srinivas said that bilateral trade has, however, come down for a variety of reasons from $10 billion to around $7 billion now.

He added that there are many families who have written to him these very feelings.

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