Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Berlin that the people of India ended the politically unstable atmosphere of the last three decades by pressing a button in 2014.
“After 30 years a full majority government was elected in 2014 and the people of India made the government stronger in 2019,” PM Modi said while addressing the Indian diaspora in Berlin.
“Earlier there was one nation but two constitutions. It took seven decades to implement one nation and one constitution. It has been implemented only now,” he said.
“New India doesn’t think of a secure future alone. It takes risks, it innovates, it incubates. I remember that around 2014, our country had only 200-400 startups. Today, the country has more than 68,000 startups,” he added.
India a ‘Very Important Partner’: Scholz
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Modi participated in the sixth edition of the India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.
He called India a “very important partner” of Germany. After the talks, Scholz also invited PM Modi to Germany for the G7 Summit in June.
“As democracies, India and Germany share many common values. Based on these shared values and common interests, our bilateral relations have made remarkable progress over the years,”
PM Modi at the joint press conference with Scholz
The two leaders signed the green and sustainable energy partnership after the delegation-level talks. They also agreed to work together with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) startups as well as AI research and its application in sustainability and healthcare.
Upon his arrival in Berlin on May 2, Modi was accorded with the ‘Guard of Honor’ at the Federal Chancellery. He also tried his hands on Nashik dhol at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.