German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is on the last leg of his State visit to India. He visited Bharat Benz plant in Tamil Nadu on 25th March. He was convinced by the innovative strength and technological level of German industry. President Steinmeier has encouraged German political and economic partners to strengthen their commitment in India.
President Steinmeier received the ceremonial welcome by the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, with military honours at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, 24th March. German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with his wife, Elke Büdenbender, arrived in India for a State Visit on 22nd March.
The German President had visited the Jama Masjid in New Delhi on 23rd March, his first day in the Indian capital. He also delivered a speech on 'India and Germany - Ideas and Perspectives' at the University of Delhi on the same day as well as visited the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology.
He was welcomed in India by S.S. Ahluwalia, Indian Minister of State, Drinking Water and Sanitation, German Ambassador to India, Dr. Martin Ney and Dr Jasper Wieck, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy New Delhi.
He began his trip with a visit to Varanasi where he took a tour of the Sarnath museum and the archaeological site. Afterwards he visited the Mulgandha-Kuti temple where he was greeted with a traditional welcome ceremony.