NEW DELHI: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday received a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, ahead of her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted: "Íts a Guten Morgen in Delhi as Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a ceremonial welcome at the @RashtrapatiBhvn."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Delhi. pic.twitter.com/d5OWQxkFPg— ANI (@ANI_news) October 5, 2015
"Prime Minister Modi has outlined an ambitious programme for the development of this nation and Germany fully intends to be a partner and support it," a statement from Merkel's delegation said during her ceremonial welcome.
Earlier, Modi tweeted: "Namaste Chancellor Merkel! Warm welcome to you and the delegation. I look forward to fruitful discussions and strengthening India - Germany ties."