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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to visit India next week

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. File   | Photo Credit: AP

India will host German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier next week. The visit is the first major outreach from Germany after the new government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel was sworn in on March 14.

“This will be his first visit to India as the President of Germany. The German President will be accompanied by a CEO delegation, Indologists, and a media delegation,” said the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday. The dignitary will visit between March 22 and 25. Mr. Steinmeier will attend programmes in Varanasi and Chennai. The visit to Varanasi is likely to be focussed on India-Germany cooperation on cleaning the river Ganga.

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and GIZ Germany signed an Implementation Agreement for Ganga Rejuvenation on April 13, 2016 under which Germany committed €3 million for data management and capacity building to deal with the pollution of the greatest river of India.


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