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India, Germany sign 8 trade, economic pacts

India, Germany sign 8 trade, economic pacts
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought "outcome-oriented" momentum in Indo-German ties and a "quantum jump" in economic relations, as he held wide-ranging talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on key issues like trade, skill development, cyber security and terrorism.

Following their talks, the two sides signed a joint declaration of intent on cyber politics, development initiatives, sustainable urban development, continued development of cluster managers and skill development, cooperation in the field of digitalisation, cooperation in the field of railway security, promoting vocational training and continued cooperation on an Indo-German centre for sustainability. On her part, Merkel said India has proved to be a reliable partner and the two sides have been able to deepen cooperation.

Talking about the threat of terrorism, Modi said humanitarian forces must unite to combat the menace.

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