German President to begin 5-day India visit on Feb 4

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    German President to begin 5-day India visit on Feb 4
    Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 21:12
    New Delhi: German President Joachim Gauck will arrive here on February 4 on a five-day State visit during which he will focus on the vast spectrum of bilateral relations.

    The President will be accompanied by a high-ranking delegation comprising, among others, representatives of the German cabinet, Parliament and business, a release from the External Affairs Ministry said today.

    Announcing the visit, the German Embassy said in a release that, "Political talks as well as meetings with representatives of civil society, visits to companies, a Kendriya Vidyalaya school and a development cooperation project figure prominently on his (Gauck's) agenda in New Delhi and Bangalore".

    The visiting dignitary will meet his counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Vice- President, Leader of the Opposition and UPA Chairperson will call on the President.

    The President will also visit Karnataka from February 7?9 where, among other engagements, he is to hold a meeting with the Governor of Karnataka.

    India and Germany are strategic partners since 2000 and, with the commencement of Inter-Governmental Consultations in 2011, there has been significant progress in all areas of bilateral cooperation through regular high-level exchanges at the Head of Government level as also due to cooperation in strategic areas and growing economic and commercial ties, the MEA release said.

    Germany continues to be India's largest trading partner in Europe.

    Gauck will travel to Myanmar from India on February 9.

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    India needs advancements in Heavy machinery Industry and good relationship with Germans will speed up the process
    . This is one key area is not covered in the entire manufacturing spectrum I think this area will be the main focus. :thumb:
     
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    does german president has power?? or he is like rubber stamp like indian president
     
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    Indian president do have powers but until now we only got boring kind of presidents. Three major power centres in Indian constitution president,parliament and judiciary. :thumb:
     
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    What power does the Indian President have, except for refusing to sign a money bill? Even the death sentence commutations are done on recommendations. Indian President has virtually no power.
     
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    German President Joachim Gauck to meet Arvind Kejriwal - The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: India and Germany, strategic partners since 2000, will have an opportunity to further cement ties when President Joachim Gauck arrives here Tuesday for a 6-day state visit. One of the highlights of the visit though will be the president's meeting with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

    Official and diplomatic sources here confirmed that Kejriwal will call on the president on Thursday. German ambassador Michael Steiner had himself spoken to Kejriwal earlier for a meeting with the visiting president.

    India's foreign policy is one of the few issues Kejriwal has avoided talking about openly but that has not prevented visiting delegations from seeking a meeting with him.

    The chief minister last week agreed to have an unscheduled meeting with a visiting media delegation from Pakistan. He told them during the meeting that foreign policy was the preserve of the union government.

    Ahead of Gauck's visit, the Indian foreign ministry described relations with Germany as cordial and close. Both countries are members of G4 which is working actively for UN reforms.

    With the commencement of Inter-Governmental Consultations in 2011, there has been significant progress in all areas of bilateral cooperation through regular high-level exchanges at the head of government level, cooperation in strategic areas, growing economic and commercial ties and increased interaction in the fields of education, science and technology, culture and people-to-people relations.

    Germany continues to be India's largest trading partner in Europe. India and Germany also work closely together in the international arena,'' said the ministry in a statement.

    The 8th largest foreign direct investor in India, Germany's total FDI in India was US $ 5.2 billion in the period 2000-2012, constituting about 3% of total FDI to India. Indian investments in Germany have shown a phenomenal increase in the past few years with Indian companies now accounting for investments worth over $ 6.1 billion into the European economic powerhouse.
     
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    German President Joachim Gauck, walks with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Mukherjee`s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, listens to German President`s partner Daniela Schadt during his ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi.
     
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    India and Germany on Wednesday signed two agreements on “green energy corridors” under which Delhi will receive almost 900 million euros loan from the European nation.

    This includes 5.45 million euros for consultancy projects of German Environment Ministry and a commitment for 250 million euros to support the feeding of power from renewable sources into India’s grid.

    The agreements were signed as German President Joachim Gauck, who is currently visiting India, met PM Manmohan Singh in New Delhi. The two held talks for an hour-and-half and discussed issues such as trade, science and technology, vocational training and Afghanistan. While there was no official statement from either side on the talks, sources termed them “very warm” and “cordial”.

    “We have adjusted our cooperation instruments in line with the times. India is an emerging economy that still requires high levels of investment. At the same time, it is an equal partner for us. By focusing our cooperation on energy efficiency and renewable energy… we are addressing issues important for the future,” said Germany’s minister for economic cooperation and development Gerd Mueller after he signed the agreements with Finance Minister P Chidambaram.
     
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    India, Germany should continue efforts for UNSC reform: President
    Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 15:56

    New Delhi: India and Germany, members of the G-4 grouping, have a strong partnership on regional and international issues and should continue their efforts for a fundamental reform of the UN Security Council, President Pranab Mukherjee has said.

    In his banquet speech for visiting German President Joachim Gauck at Rashtrapati Bhavan Wednesday night, Mukherjee said: "India attaches high priority to India-Germany strategic partnership based on shared values."

    The G4 nations comprise Brazil, Germany, India and Japan which support each other's bids for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council.

    India considers Germany as a longstanding and good friend. Germany is the most important economic partner of India in Europe. In 2012 bilateral trade between India and Germany was Euro 17.5 billion. But there is much more potential to enhance commerce between the two countries, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement Thursday cited President Mukherjee as having said.

    The president said he sees Gauck's visit as yet another occasion for Germany and India to reinforce their long standing ties of friendship and co-operation.

    Indian companies are increasingly venturing into investments and acquisitions in Germany, and India, in turn, sees immense opportunities for enhanced German investments in its physical infrastructure. India also looks forward to the participation of the small and medium enterprises of Germany in India's growing consumer market.

    Today, not only does India celebrate Germany as its largest trading partner in Europe, it also attaches great importance to German development assistance which has helped bring advanced technology into India and enhanced India's energy efficiency while developing alternative sources of renewable energy, the statement quoted the president as saying.

    Gauck said Germany considers India to be a key partner in the region. It is important that India and Germany closely coordinate on global issues such as security, development, global trade and climate protection, the German president said.

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    Soon after arriving in India German President Joachim Gauck, visited the Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, to pay homage to the great apostle of non violence. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
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    Joachim Gauck was accompanied by his wife Daniela Schadt. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
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    Joachim Gauck and Daniela Schadt pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
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    Manmohan Singh, Pranb Mukherjee greet German President Joachim Gauck


    German President Joachim Gauck, accompanied by an 80-member delegation, including 15 business leaders, arrived in New Delhi for a 3-day visit. Gauck's visit is touted as "the highest ceremonial gesture between the two sides". (IE Photo: Praveen Jain)
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    The visiting dignitary met his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday, February 5 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. (IE Photo: Praveen Jain)
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    Manmohan Singh interacts with Germany's First Lady Daniela Gauck. (IE Photo: Praveen Jain)
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    A Financial-Technical agreement in the field of green corridors of 1 billion Euro is set to be signed between the two nations during the visit. The agreement was discussed and finalised last year in April during Manmohan Singh's visit to Berlin. (IE Photo: Praveen Jain)
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    Gauck is also set to meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on February 6, in what would be the Aam Aadmi Party chief’s first meeting with an international visitor. (IE Photo: Praveen Jain)
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    According to sources, the meeting, fixed for 8.45 pm on Thursday (February 6), will be held at German ambassador Michael Steiner’s residence in Chanakyapuri. (IE Photo: Praveen Jain)
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    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meets German President | NDTV.com

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    In his first interaction with a visiting foreign dignitary, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tonight met German President Joachim Guack during which issues ranging from Jan Lokpal Bill and AAP's plan for coming Lok Sabha elections were believed to have figured.

    It is understood that the President wanted to know about Kejriwal's and his party's views on various issues during the 25-minute meeting.

    "This was a formal meeting with the German President," Kejriwal told PTI after the meeting at the German Embassy in Delhi.

    Sources said Gauck wanted to know about the AAP government's policies and Kejriwal's stand on various issues.

    Later, Kejriwal responded to queries of diplomats from different countries on issues ranging from Jan Lokpal, corruption and his party's plan for Lok Sabha elections.

    Guack had yesterday held talks with the top leadership, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, here on the first day of his state visit which was highlighted by inking of two pacts under which Germany will provide loans worth 900 million Euros to India.

    The President is accompanied by a high-ranking delegation comprising, among others, representatives of the German cabinet, Parliament and business.

    Kejriwal had met the UK High Commissioner a few days ago.

    The High Commissioner of Britain to India, James Bevan, had paid a courtesy visit to Kejriwal on Saturday at his office in Delhi Secretariat.

    During the meeting, Bevan had expressed keen interest in the functioning of Delhi government and wanted to know about the priorities of the chief minister.

    Kejriwal also gifted a copy of his book, Swaraj, to the High Commissioner requesting him to provide feedback on it.

    Bevan had congratulated Kejriwal on his victory and invited him to visit Britain.
     
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    It has become a habit for UPA led GOI to take loans from other countries in the name of development, improvement, energy :blah: :blah: :blah:

    For what? - plot for yet another SCAM? :noidea:

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    OT: I read or heard long time back that, ABV cleared all loans during his rule and India was giving loans to other countries, is this news true?
     
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    German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt interact with students wearing traditional attire during an event at government run Kendriya Vidyalaya, or central school, in Bangalore.
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    President of Germany Joachim Gauck and his wife interacting with people at Muddapura village in Gubbi taluk of Tumkur district on Saturday.
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    German President gets a glimpse of rural life - The Hindu
    President of Germany Joachim Gauck, along with his wife, visited Tyagatur and Muddapura villages in Gubbi taluk of Tumkur district on Saturday.

    The President was accompanied by German consulate officials; German mediapersons; chief general manager, Business Initiative Department, NABARD, Mumbai; Venkatesh Tagad, Chief General Manager, NABARD, Karnataka, and G.R. Chintala Chief General Manager, NABARD, Regional Office, Bangalore.

    Mr. Gauck arrived at Tyagatur around 3.45 p.m. and visited the Gubbi coir cluster unit, which is funded by Germany.

    He interacted with workers in the coir unit. He then went to Muddapura village, which is around two-and-a-half km away. He visited Shanishwara temple and then interacted with children studying in government schools, members of the gram panchayat and residents of Muddapura village.

    He said he liked the environment of Muddapura and expressed his happiness at the hospitality extended to them and added that he would relate his experience back home.

    He saw farmers dehusking coconuts and asked them whether they sold the coconuts directly in the market or through middlemen. He also asked whether all the children went to school.

    A large number of people had gathered to see the German President, who left the village in the evening.
     
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