Narendra Modi to visit France, Germany and Canada

Narendra-Modi-to-visit-France,-Germany-and-CanadaThe NDA government will be looking to provide an impetus to its ‘Link West’ initiative next month with Narendra Modi travelling to France, Germany and Canada from April 9 to April 16.

Modi will first visit France on April 9 and from there he will leave for Germany on April 12. On the third and final leg of the tour, he will visit Canada from April 14-16. This will be the first bilateral visit to Canada by an Indian Prime Minister since 1973.

While in Germany, Modi will jointly inaugurate the 2015 Hannover Fair with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Canadian PM Stephen Harper said Canada and India enjoyed a close friendship based on shared values of democracy, pluralism and a mutual interest in expanding trade.

Announcing the dates for Modi’s visit, foreign ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the PM would focus on investments and technology sharing with all three countries. While Modi will have bilateral meetings with the head of all three governments in Paris, Berlin and Ottawa, he is also expected to travel to other cities in these countries. In Canada he is also likely to address a gathering of Indians in Toronto. He is expected to travel to Vancouver too.

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