German Chancellor Merkel to visit India next year

December 12th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh By Sarwar Kashani
Berlin, Dec 11 (IANS) 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.

(Sarwar Kashani can be contacted at s.kashani@ians.in)

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