New Delhi: Along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will declare open the Hanover Fair on Sunday.
After 2006, India is once again the partner country for this year’s Hanover Fair. The Lion Logo loudly conveying the “Make in India” Message is splashed across Germany to herald the big event.
Besides the presence of several Union Ministers and a few chief ministers of States, the Indian companies will make their presence felt in a big way at Hanover.
The inauguration of Hanover Fair on Sunday would coincide with the 145th Anniversary of the London-Kolkata telegraph line that was laid by Siemens, the German company with a long-standing global presence.
Next week, Modi will be in Canada where he would be looking forward to sealing a free trade deal with his Canadian counterpart Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Drawing investment from Canada would also be a priority for Modi. Harper on the other hand would obviously see in Modi’s visit the opportunity to woo the ethnic Indian communities that have a major presence in Vancouver and Toronto keeping in view the forthcoming Federal polls.
Especially keeping in view the talks now already in the advanced stage with Cameco which is one of the world’s largest uranium producers accounting for about 16% of the global production from its mines in Canada, the US and Kazakhstan, Modi is expected to press the pedal and take the talks for nuclear fuel supply with Canada on the fast track and to its logical end from the Indian point of view during official talks with Harper and his team.