German Chancellor Merkel to visit India next yearBy Sarwar Kashani, IANS
Saturday, December 11, 2010
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday said she would visit India next year after accepting an invitation from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was on a short visit to Berlin.
“I will visit India next year,” Merkel told reporters in a joint press conference with Manmohan Singh.
She said the prime minister had invited her and she would be in Delhi in 2011 to mark 60 years of India-Germany diplomatic ties.
Manmohan Singh said that Germany will organize a Year of Germany in India beginning September 2011, and India will organize the Days of India in Germany during 2012-13.
“I have invited Chancellor Merkel to visit India next year, and I look forward to hosting her in Delhi,” he said.
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