Our relations are deepening, waiting for your visit: Merkel to PM Modi

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated that she looked forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to her nation, adding that the bilateral relations between New Delhi and Berlin was deepening, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit meeting, where the two leaders met here on Sunday.

ANI| Last Updated: Nov 16, 2014, 07:11 AM IST

Brisbane: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated that she looked forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to her nation, adding that the bilateral relations between New Delhi and Berlin was deepening, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit meeting, where the two leaders met here on Sunday.

"Our relations are deepening...Waiting for your visit - German Chancellor Angela Merkel to PM @narendramodi," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin twitter handle shared a glimpse of the conversation between the two leaders.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Modi had a packed schedule besides, having a meeting with leaders from the BRICS, he had a one-on-one meeting with leaders from France, Canada and Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.

During his meeting with leaders of BRICS countries, Prime Minister Modi repeated his priority of repatriation of black money deposited in foreign banks and underlined the need to fasten the process for establishment of BRICS development bank.

Prime Minister Modi was accorded a red carpet welcome by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott upon his arrival at the Queensland Parliament for the G-20 Summit. He also met with the US President Barack Obama during BRICS meeting.

After attending the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to travel to Sydney, where he will attend a community reception and address the Indian Diaspora. 

Prime Minister Modi will then travel to Canberra and address the special joint sitting of the Australian Parliament on November 18. He will also address a community event in Melbourne before travelling to Fiji.