PM to embark on four nations tour beginning 29th of this month

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on four nations tour beginning 29th of this month. During his visit to Germany, Spain, Russia and France, Mr Modi is expected to hard sell investment opportunities in India.

Announcing the six-day visit of the Prime Minister, the External Affairs Ministry in a press statement listed out various business events where Mr Modi will be interacting with top industry captains of these countries.

On Monday, Mr Modi will be hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at her official Meseberg Country Retreat where the two leaders will discuss issues of mutual interest.

It will be followed by more formal engagement on May 30 when the two leaders will hold the 4th India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations. The Prime Minister along with Merkel will also jointly address a trade event on May 30 where top CEOs from both the sides will be present.

In Spain, which is Mr Modi’s second port of call, he will meet President Mariano Rajoy on May 31 and discuss bilateraland other issues of mutual interest. The MEA said Mr Modi will also have a round-table interaction with leading Spanish business leaders who are keen to invest in India.

From Spain, the Prime Minister will travel to St Petersburg in Russia on June 1 where he will hold the 18th India-Russia annual summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. After the summit, Mr Modi will participate, in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 2, 2017 as the Guest of Honour.

The Prime Minister will also visit Paris on June 2 and 3 where he will hold official talks with French PresidentEmmanuel Macron and discuss issues of mutual interest with a view to further strengthen India-France strategic ties.

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