PM Modi urges business leaders to invest in India’s youth

PM Modi urges business leaders to invest in India’s youth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged business leaders to invest in India's youth as he interacted with Indian and German business leaders.

Modi, who arrived in the UK on Monday morning for the first leg of his three-nation Europe trip, co-chaired a business round table with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Modi met with leading business leaders in Berlin and discussed ways to deepen trade links between India and Germany.

The ministry of external affairs said in a press release that the Prime Minister emphasised on the broad-based reforms carried out by the government and highlighted the growing number of start-ups and unicorns in India.

He invited business leaders to invest in India's youth.

The event saw participation of top representatives from the governments and selected CEOs from both sides who participated in discussions on topics ranging from climate cooperation, supply chains, research and development.

The Indian business delegation was led by Sanjiv Bajaj, President Designate, CII Chairman and Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv.

Baba N Kalyani, C K Birla, Puneet Chhatwal, Salil Singhal, Sumant Sinha, Dinesh Khara, C P Gurnani and Deepak Bagla were part of the Indian delegation.

The German business delegation included Siemens, BASF, Bosch, Volkswagen, GFT Technologies Schaeffler and Deutsche Bank.

In a tweet, the Ministry of External Affairs said: Building on our business ties. The top executives of German and Indian companies are intertwined with PM Narendramodi and Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz. Discuss ways to increase the vigour and vitality of the Indo-German economic and commercial partnership. Modi visited the Ukraine crisis, which has united much of Europe against Russia.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also participated in the meeting.

Modi told a joint press event with Scholz after co-chairing the 6th intergovernmental consultations between the two nations that India was concerned about the humanitarian impact of the conflict and had provided aid to Ukraine.