Prime News, National (New Delhi), May 29:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started his ‘Mission Europe’ with Germany, which also includes his visit to Spain, Russia and France.
Prime Minister Modi is meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a time when the Chancellor is not happy with U.S. President Donald Trump who refused to re-commit to the 2015 Paris climate deal at the G7 summit.
Chancellor Merkel, who will be fighting elections in September, has shown more inclination towards French President Emmanuel Macron, whom Prime Minister Modi will also be meeting on June 3 on his last leg of the tour.
Chancellor Merkel is likely to apprise Prime Minister Modi of the outcome of the G7 Summit wherein leaders from the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan had re-affirmed their support for the Paris accord – but Trump said he would make a decision in the coming week.
This forced Chancellor Merkel to exhort the European countries “to take destiny into their own hands”.
German Chancellor will host dinner for the Prime Minister tonight at Schloss Meseberg, the official State Guest House of Germany.
Both the leaders are expected to hold wide range of discussions on global, regional and bilateral issues.
In the aftermath of Manchester terror attacks, both the leaders are also expected to discuss the terror that continues to threaten both the countries and the world.
Though India has been bearing the brunt of Pakistan sponsored terrorism since decades, Germany witnessed a major terror attack on December 19 last year when a terrorist in a lorry drove through crowds at a Christmas market in central Berlin and killed 12 persons and injured nearly 50 others.
The ISIS claimed one of its ‘soldiers’ was responsible for the terror attack.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the South China Sea are also likely to figure in the talks between the leaders of two nations that have a ‘Strategic Partnership’ since 2000. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).