Modi, Merkel discuss key issues over video-teleconference

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The two leaders discuss key issues of mutual importance over video-teleconference.
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-teleconference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, and the duo discussed key issues of mutual importance, said an official statement.

Modi appreciated the long-standing role of Chancellor Merkel in providing a stable and strong leadership at the European and global stage, and thanked her for guiding the growth of the India-Germany Strategic Partnership, added the statement issued by the prime minister's office.

The two leaders discussed key issues of mutual importance, including the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bilateral ties, regional and global issues, particularly the India-EU relations.

During the conversation, Modi briefed Merkel about the developments in India with regard to vaccine development, and assured her of India's commitment to deploying its capacities for the benefit of the world.

He also welcomed Germany's decision to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), and expressed his desire to further strengthen cooperation with Germany.

The two leaders agreed to hold the 6th Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) at an early date.

Xinhua