The Lion and Eagle Will Make Good Partners: Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I believe that there will be a strong partnership between the king of the earth, the lion and the king of the skies, the eagle,” before concluding the two-day visit to European powerhouse Germany.

Germany's coat of arms features an eagle. The lion, the logo of PM Modi's Make in India campaign, was ubiquitous on his trip, primarily aimed at pitching India's potential as a manufacturing hub to German and other investors at the world's largest trade fair in Hannover, which he inaugurated along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

At a joint press conference, the two leaders held bilateral talks. Modi thanked Ms Merkel for her country's hospitality. The PM said in his speech, "my objective of coming to Germany was not only to invite the German industry to India, but to assure them that they would find an open and stable environment, which would be easy to do business in; and that they will have my full support to invest and work in India."

He said he had got valuable feedback in Germany that would "be of great benefit to me in framing our policies," and added, "I have also decided that we will establish a mechanism for German companies to facilitate their investment and business in India."

The two countries would strengthen cooperation in the areas of science, technology and education, added Modi. "We would also like to enhance our cooperation in the area of advanced technology and defence manufacturing," he said.

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