It’s a jam-packed schedule for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he embarks on his first visit abroad this year. The prime minister, who will embark on a three-day visit to Germany, Denmark and France from May 2, will have 25 hectic engagements spanning around 65 hours, government sources said on Saturday.
PM Modi will hold meetings, bilateral as well as multilateral, with eight world leaders from seven countries besides having an interaction with 50 global business leaders, they told news agency Press Trust of India. He will also interact with thousands of members of the Indian community.
The visit comes in the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis, which has united much of Europe against Russia.
Prime Minister Modi will be spending one night each in Germany and Denmark while two nights in flight. In Paris, Modi will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, who was re-elected to the top post in a fiercely-fought presidential election.
In Berlin, the prime minister will hold bilateral talks with Olaf Scholz, Federal Chancellor of Germany, and the two leaders will co-chair the sixth edition of the India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC), the MEA had said in a statement. It will be Modi’s first meeting with Chancellor Scholz who took charge of the top office from his predecessor Angela Merkel in December last year.