Indian and Germany Inked 17 MOU’S as German Chancellor arrives in Delhi

BY Tiya Chatterji 3.Nov.2019

German chancellor, Angela Merkel visited Delhi on a two day visit to strength ties. India and Germany will fortify their bilateral and multilateral cooperation to combat terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday after holding extensive talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on enhancing ties in strategic areas, including defence, artificial intelligence and energy security. The talks lead to the two countries to ink 17 MoUs and agreements in various fields, including space, civil aviation, maritime technology, smart cities, medicine and education.

TThe occasion also lead to five joint declarations of intent that were exchanged between India and Germany on consultations for the period 2020-2024, listing cooperation on strategic projects, partnership for green urban mobility, research & development on artificial intelligence, and cooperation in the field of prevention of marine litter.

"We will strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation to deal with dangers such as terrorism and extremism," Modi said in a statement at a joint media event with Merkel. ‘We have laid special emphasis on increasing cooperation in areas like new and advanced technology, artificial intelligence, skills, education and cyber security," he said, adding it has also been decided that new possibilities of cooperation in e-mobility, fuel cell technology, smart cities, inland waterways, coastal management, cleaning of rivers and environmental protection will be explored’.

"Our cooperation in these areas will also help in joint efforts against climate change," Prime Minister said.