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Merkel hosts Indian leader Modi, looks to broaden world ties

31 May 2017

"We are looking at outcome oriented momentum in India-Germany ties and also a quantum jump specially in economic ties".

"I think she made one very catastrophic mistake and that was taking all of these illegals (sic), you know taking all of the people from wherever they come from", Trump said in a joint interview published by German daily Bild and British newspaper The Times, referring to Merkel's open-door policy for refugees fleeing war and persecution.

The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement at the end of the first day of Prime Minister Modi's two-day Germany visit, "The two leaders discussed Afghanistan and reiterated their support for an Afghan led and Afghan owned reconciliation and development process".

"The trans-Atlantic partnership is of outstanding importance and what I said was merely meant to note that in view of the current situation there are more reasons. for us in Europe to take our fate into our own hands", Merkel told reporters in Berlin.

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"We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military".

Those comments, which sent shock waves through Washington, vented Europe's frustration with Trump on climate policy in particular.

The U.S. president labeled both things "very bad for U.S".

For his part, Modi declared that "the world needs a strong leadership, which is demonstrated by Chancellor Merkel".

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The declining relations between Washington and countries like Germany led Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum to write on this in an op-ed published Sunday evening: The Russian government, which has long sought to expel the United States from the continent, is overjoyed: On Russian television, Trump was said to have turned North Atlantic Treaty Organisation into a "house of cards".

Merkel today repeated that Europe must "take our fate into our own hands" and went on to say that it should step up as a diplomatic player on the worldwide stage. "This will change (sic)".

Describing Germany as among India's "most important partners" globally, which is the 7th largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India, the Prime Minister cited the examples of German majors in India. But she also highlighted Germany's history of cooperating with India and China in a global world.

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