PM Narendra Modi is on a visit to Germany, Denmark, and France

India is proud of the accomplishments of its diaspora, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday as he arrived in Berlin, Germany on the first leg of his visit to three European nations.

He was given a warm welcome by members of the Indian community, including children.

The Prime Minister was all praises for a young Indian-origin boy as he sang a patriotic song on his arrival in Berlin. He also interacted with a young girl who presented him with a portrait of his picture. He took a picture with the girl and also signed the portrait for her.

"It was early morning in Berlin yet several people from the Indian community came by. Was wonderful connecting with them. India is proud of the accomplishments of our diaspora,” tweeted PM Modi.

During his visit, Prime Minister Modi will hold his first in-person meeting with the newly appointed German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

PM Modi and Chancellor Scholz will also co-chair the 6th India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC). This will be followed by a high-level roundtable where Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Scholz will interact with the top CEOs of both countries. PM Modi will also address the Indian diaspora in Germany.

Upon his arrival, PM Modi expressed confidence that the visit will boost the friendship between India and Germany.

“Landed in Berlin. Today, I will be holding talks with Chancellor @OlafScholz, interacting with business leaders and addressing a community programme. I am confident this visit will boost the friendship between India and Germany,” he tweeted.

The Prime Minister will also visit Denmark, before making a stopover in Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron who was recently re-elected for a second successive term.