Germany welcomes India's accession to MTCR

Cheryl Sanders
June 1, 2017

"I experienced that in the last a few days, and therefore I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands, of course in friendship with the United States and in friendship with Great Britain and as good neighbors wherever it is possible, also with Russian Federation and also with all the other countries".

Addressing the Indo German Business Summit in Berlin, Prime Minister said that Germany is India's one of the most important partner and expressed happiness to see that Indian companies are also able to make a mark in Germany.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday downplayed suggestions that her bid to further develop relations with India and China was a signal that Berlin and the European Union were moving away from their traditional allies in London and Washington.

May 28, 2017: In a veiled attack on the USA at a rally of her Christian Democratic Union, Merkel said "the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over".

Trump launched a salvo against German auto exports to the United States last week, saying that "the Germans are bad, very bad" during a meeting with senior European officials in Brussels, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a press conference following talks and the signing of agrreements at the Chancellery in Berlin, on May 30, 2017.

On Tuesday, Trump hit back against Berlin with an early morning tweet: "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military".

Mr.Modi said that, the GST is the biggest economic reforms that India has ever had.

Randhir Kumar Jaiswal Joint Secretary Europe West Division Ministry of External Affairs has said that India has been committed on renewal energy cooperation. They also called for finalisation and adoption of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, it said.

The prime minister added that India proposed to develop cooperation in the area of cybersecurity with Germany.

She stressed that diplomacy is not a zero-sum game and that while Berlin was building strong ties with the rising Asian powers, transatlantic ties remained "of paramount importance".

Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said on Monday the chancellor was a "deeply convinced trans-Atlanticist" who believes in the idea of Western unity. "Germany will always find India as a powerful, prepared and capable partner".

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