S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, and Annalena Baerbock, the minister of foreign affairs of Germany, signed an agreement establishing a comprehensive partnership on migration and mobility on Monday in the nation’s capital.
Jaishankar greeted the German Foreign Minister, who arrived on Monday to begin a two-day visit to India. Earlier today, the German foreign minister arrived in Delhi. She will speak on India’s relations with Russia and China as well as cooperation on the transition to renewable energy during her visit.
“A warm welcome to German Foreign Minister @ABaerbock as she arrives in New Delhi on her first official visit. An opportunity to exchange views on regional and global developments and review the progress achieved in the India-Germany Strategic Partnership,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet.
Cooperation in the energy transition away from oil, coal, and gas will also be important during the two-day inaugural visit. Earlier today, Baerbock paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in the nation’s capital.
Baerbock will visit sustainable and renewable energy projects in rural New Delhi, according to a statement from the German Federal Foreign Office on Friday.
In addition to talking about the Russia-Ukraine war and its effects, Baerbock and her counterpart, Jaishankar, are likely to focus on India’s ties with China.
Baerbock praised India for its positive contribution to the recent G20 summit in Bali and had earlier given New Delhi credit for the G20’s more lucid stance on the current conflict in Ukraine.
She said this in light of the worldwide ramifications of the Russia-Ukraine crisis before her travel to New Delhi.
“At the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, India showed that it is ready to play its role globally,” the German foreign minister said in her departure statement. “The clearer positioning of the G20 against the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine is ultimately also thanks to India.”
“As an emerging economic power and a solid democracy, India is both a role model and a bridge for many countries in the world, despite all the internal social challenges.” and a natural partner of Germany,” she added.