BERLIN: Seeking to expand the bilateral ties, India and Germany today discussed ways to strengthen trade in high technology and issues related to export control and non-proliferation.
Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and State Secretary in German Foreign Office Harald Braun exchanged views on further deepening the bilateral relationship in high technology cooperation during the first meeting of theIndia-Germany High Technology Partnership Group here.
During the meeting, both sides agreed to strengthen trade in high technology and discussed issues related to export control and non-proliferation.
They also reviewed preparations for the expanded second round, including line ministries and a high level business segment, which is to take place in New Delhi during the first semester of 2014, according to a press release by Ministry of External Affairs.
The creation of this group goes back to the decision made by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the Second Indo-German governmental consultations in April 2013 in Berlin, where both Governments agreed to expand trade and cooperation in high technology.