Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:15:00 GMT | By ANI

Manmohan Singh to chair second IGC between India, Germany in Berlin

Singh is being accompanied by Salman Khurshid, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah, Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju and Science and Technology Minister S. Jaipal Reddy


Manmohan Singh to chair second IGC between India, Germany in Berlin (© Reuters)

Berlin: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will chair the second Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) between India and Germany here today.
 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will participate in the consultations. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid had earlier said that United Nations Security Council reforms could be high on the agenda for discussions during the bilateral summit. He said both countries will make efforts to achieve the goal within the Group of Four framework.
 
India and Germany are also likely to discuss the status of the European Union Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and hold talks on Afghanistan. During the visit, India will seek technology and expertise from Germany in the field of  renewable energy. Berlin is also likely to extend a line of credit worth over a billion Euro in this regard.
 
Germany is keen about making investments and providing expertise on the Delhi-Mumbai Freight Corridor. The first round of Indo-German Inter-Governmental Consultations took place in New Delhi on May 31, 2011.

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