On the first day of his visit, Minister Annen met MJ Akbar, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Piyush Goyal, Indian Minister of Finance, Railways and Coal and discussed the strengthening of Indo-German bilateral relations, including elements of Indian-European relations such as Free Trade and Investment protection.
The German Minister of State also met the Indian Foreign Secretary, Vijay Gokhale. Indian-German cooperation on upholding the JCPOA with Iran was one of the important issues.
He held meetings with Think-Tanks and other political organisations to discuss German-Indian cooperation in foreign policy.
Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney hosted a dinner for Minister Annen at his Residence, where he interacted with guests from media and politics.