Indian PM leaves for 4-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia, France

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-29 15:04:06|Editor: Hou Qiang
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NEW DELHI, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday embarked on a six-day, four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France, a visit aimed at pitching the country as a favorable destination for foreign investors.

"My visits to these nations are aimed at boosting India's economic engagement with them & to invite more investment to India," Modi tweeted before his departure.

His first stop will be Germany, where he will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discuss various issues of mutual interest. He will also call on German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during his visit.

In the second leg of his tour, the Indian prime minister will go to Spain, where he is slated to meet President Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday and discuss bilateral and other issues of mutual interest, including economy and counter-terrorism.

The Indian prime minister's next destination will be Russia. Modi will go to St Petersburg on Thursday, where he will hold the 18th India-Russia Annual Summit along with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During the last leg of his tour, Modi will go to French capital Paris on the same day, where he is scheduled to hold talks with that country's new President Emmanuel Macron on various issues of mutual interest with a view to bolstering India-France strategic ties.