Germany would provide 10 billion euros to India for green initiatives through 2030.

Under the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) on Green and Sustainable Development Partnership signed by the two nations on Monday, Germany has made an early commitment to deliver 10 billion euros of new and extra developmental assistance in India until 2030.

Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said at a news conference at the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first leg of his Europe visit on Monday (local time) that the JDI adds "a long term strategic perspective" to India and Germany's development partnership agenda.

I believe this statement of purpose provides a long-term strategic perspective to our overall development cooperation agenda, and as part of it, Germany has committed to make an advance commitment of 10 billion euros in new and extra development assistance until 2030, Kwatra added.

The Foreign Secretary also emphasized the two nations' agreement to collaborate on green hydrogen and renewables.

"As part of our relationship in this field, a task team will work with German backing to develop a green hydrogen centre in India," the Foreign Secretary said.

A joint statement issued earlier in the day by Prime Minister Modi and German Chancellor Scholz discussed the green hydrogen partnership, stating that the two countries would develop an Indo-German Green Hydrogen Roadmap based on the inputs by the Indo-German Green Hydrogen Task Force supported by the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF).

On the first day of his three-day trip to Europe, Prime Minister Modi landed in Berlin on Monday.

PM Modi was greeted with a ceremonial guard of respect, which was followed by a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. This was their first public appearance since Chancellor Scholz took office in December 2021.

The Inter-Government Consultation's (IGC), whose plenary session was co-chaired by Prime Minister (PM) Modi and German chancellor Scholz, followed the one-on-one encounter.

"The primary pillars on which the discussions focused were the economy, ecology, commerce, investment links, and green collaboration," Foreign Secretary Kwatra explained.

The two presidents also discussed their differing opinions on global trends on several problems. This includes the spillover impacts of the Ukraine crisis, notably in industries such as food, energy, fertilisers, edible oil, etherol, and pharmaceuticals, He stated.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi will go to Denmark to meet with Nordic leaders. On Wednesday, he will also make a detour in Paris to meet with freshly re-elected French President Emmanuel Macron.

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