German President to visit India next week

ANI | Updated: Mar 15, 2018 23:46 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 15 (ANI): German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will embark on a four-day visit to India from next week, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday.

"The President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit India from March 22-25. This will be his first visit as the President," the MEA said.

Apart from New Delhi, Steinmeier will also visit Varanasi and Chennai. He would be accompanied by a delegation of media and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and indologists.

The MEA added that the visit is considered significant after German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected to the German Parliament for a record fourth term on Wednesday.

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Germany in May. (ANI)