PM meets top German business leaders

Hannover, Apr 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met top German business leaders here and told them about steps being taken by his government to ensure the ease of doing business in India.

The Prime Minister outlined the steps at a roundtable where the business leaders shared their views on how to improve the ease of doing business in the country.


Modi, who reached this northern German city from Paris, held the roundtable meet with CEOs from leading German companies like Daimler, Bombardier, Voith and Metro AG, on the first day of his three-day visit to Germany.

About 15 CEOs attended the meet followed by one-on-one meetings with Modi. The Prime Minister told them he has already taken steps to ensure doing business and has identified around 80-90 things in this regard, sources said.

Giving an assurance to them, he said he was personally monitoring implementation of these steps. Later speaking at another function, Modi said India presents vast opportunities as it was modernising and developing.

He particularly referred to opportunities in areas of manufacturing, infrastructure development, Ganges cleaning and solid waste management.

"Business is 1st in order of priority PM @narendramodi assisted by @CimGOI engages with German business leaders," tweeted External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.

"Movers & shakers of German economy/industry meet with PM," Akbaruddin tweeted. Modi was accompanied by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.


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