'Good interaction', says PM Narendra Modi post meeting with Angela Merkel
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his six days, four nation tour from Germany; he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and termed it as 'good interaction'. The two leaders were seen taking a walk in the extensive lawns of the 18th Century Schloss Meseberg, Chancellor Merkel's official country retreat.
"The bonds of a fruitful partnership. Chancellor Merkel receives PM Narendra Modi at Schloss Meseberg before a private dinner," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted along with pictures of the two leaders.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also reacted after the meeting on Twitter, terming it as 'good interaction'. 'Had a very good interaction with Chancellor Merkel,' PM Modi captions the images he tweeted.
The lawn meeting was then followed by a private dinner hosted by Angela Merkel.
Earlier on Monday, PM Modi arrived in Berlin on the first leg of his six-day, four-nation tour of Europe.
Modi is accompanied by Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan, Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Seetharaman and Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar.
On Tuesday, Modi and Merkel will head the fourth round of the biannual Inter-Governmental Consultations. Germany is the only country with which India has such an arrangement. Both the leaders will then address the India-Germany Business Summit.
Later, Modi will call on German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
(with inputs from IANS)