German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit India, soon after the formation of new government in Germany. Steinmeier will pay a four-day visit from March 22 to 26. Joachim was the last German President who visited India in the year 2014.
His visit is expected to boost economic cooperation between India and Germany as Germany is India's largest trade partner in the European Union in smart cities, cleaning of rivers, renewable energy, and railways which accounts for USD 19.76 billion, as per Tribune.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave an exclusive interview to The Times of India on the eve of his visit to India from 22nd-26th March. His visit will also take him to Varanasi and Chennai apart from Delhi https://t.co/kzu2Pd4lr5 pic.twitter.com/SU3DkYOGwl— German Embassy India (@GermanyinIndia) March 22, 2018
President Steinmeier will hold official talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will deliver a speech at Delhi University on "India and Germany: Ideas and Perspective".
India is one of the countries with whom Germany holds biennial summit level Inter-Governmental Consultation (IGC). German President will also visit Museum in Sarnath and Buddhist temple in Varanasi and will hold a session of interaction with students of Banaras Hindu University.
President has planned to visit Chennai where Germany has invested largely. As per The Tribune, India's relationship with Germany is amongst India's foremost relations, bilaterally and in the global context. After 2000, since both countries have established Strategic Partnership, the government of both sides has attempted to deepen and broaden this relationship.