Modi was seen having a cup of tea with Merkel as both the leaders were seen having a discussion. Both the leaders were seen inaugurating the India Pavilion at the fair.
This however not the first time that Modi is seen having chai pe charcha with a foreign leader. Earlier this year when US President Barack Obama visited India, Modi was seen having chai pe charcha with Obama.
Obama even praised Modi for the same and thanked him for hosting him [It's 'chai pe charcha' between Modi, Obama at Hyderabad House]
Meanwhile, Modi in Germany raised the pitch for Make In India campaign and invited investors to come and invest in India. He said that Make in India is not a brand. "Nor is it simply a slogan on a smart lion! It is a new national movement," he said.
Chai pe charcha became an important part of BJP's campaign as the party relied heavily on Modi's chaiwala image to win the Lok Sabha elections last year.