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Hundreds of people gathered at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on Monday to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day trip to the German capital, France and Copenhagen.

The Prime Minister began his journey yesterday, with Germany as his first stop.

Video shared by the Prime Minister’s Office showed men and women dancing and waving saffron flags to welcome Modi, with the historic Brandenburg Gate – a symbol of German division during the Cold War – in the background.

Photos of the gathered diaspora were also shared, showing men and women dressed in colorful traditional clothing with posters welcoming the prime minister.

Another showed drummers and a third showed men and women in suits and casual dress standing to attention with a planed saffron flag in front of them.

The Prime Minister’s Office also tweeted photographs from an auditorium.

Modi addressed the Diaspora, “…I am not here to talk about myself or the Modi government. I want to talk about crores of Indians and sing their praises…”

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The Prime Minister then spoke about the reforms his government had adopted. “Reforms require political will. Today, India is moving forward…”

Meanwhile, during their meeting, Prime Minister Modi and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged to deepen ties between the two nations.

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The highlight was the launch of a green partnership that will see Berlin provide 10 billion euros until 2030 to help India’s climate transition plans.

Migration and mobility assistance agreements between the two countries have also been announced with the aim of benefiting students and professionals.

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From Berlin, Modi will travel to Copenhagen, where he will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and review the progress of a strategic green partnership and other aspects of relations between the two nations.

Modi will also attend the India-Denmark Business Roundtable.

“My visit comes as the region faces many challenges and choices,” he said. “…I intend to enhance the spirit of cooperation with our European partners, who are important companions in India’s quest for peace and prosperity.”

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