Monday, May 29, 2017

Merkel 'Looks East' in Meeting with Modi

A day after warning Germany's traditional Western partners, US and UK, Chancellor Angela Merkel shows that she can 'look East' as she meets with India's Modi:

http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/29/modis-berlin-visit-signals-asian-pivot-for-atlanticist-merkel


“I am very optimistic about our future partnership.” Merkel’s remarks, made to her Christian Democrat party’s Bavarian allies in Munich, were all the more striking since Merkel, a fan of the United States as a teenager in Communist East Germany, has always been known as a convinced Atlanticist.

Looks like the Atlanticist camp's worst fears are being realized.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/merkel-us-relations-important-but-must-also-look-elsewhere/2017/05/30/424ea4d2-4524-11e7-8de1-cec59a9bf4b1_story.html

Meanwhile, Germany is a leader in renewable energy technology, which could be very useful for India's energy independence:

http://m.timesofindia.com/world/pm-narendra-modi-germany-visit-top-developments/articleshow/58910699.cms

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