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Sixth Edition Of The India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations

Sixth Edition Of The India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz today co-chaired the sixth edition of the India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations-IGC in Berlin

  • The biennial IGC is a unique dialogue format that also sees participation of several Ministers from both sides.
  • This was the Prime Minister’s first IGC with Chancellor Scholz and also the first such Government-to-Government consultations of the new German Government, which assumed office in December last year.
  • PM Modi expressed happiness that his first foregn visit this year was to Germany.
  • He informed that Germany has committed to support Green Goal Plans of India. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz invited Prime Minister Modi for G-7 summit to be held in Germany.
  • Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Scholz signed the Joint Declaration of Intent establishing the Green and Sustainable Development Partnership.
  • This Partnership envisages a whole-of-government approach to India-Germany cooperation on SDGs and climate action, under which Germany has agreed to make an advance commitment of 10 billion Euros of new and additional development assistance until 2030.
  • This JDI will also create a Ministerial mechanism within the framework of the IGC to provide high-level coordination and political direction to the Partnership.
  • A number of agreements were concluded during the Ministerial bilateral meetings.