This was agreed during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in New Delhi.
During the meeting, PM Narendra Modi also suggested that India should use the expertise of Germans in the area of skill development. In this regard, he suggested that both sides could develop a concrete time-bound plan for training of Indian youth to meet Indian needs and the global requirement of skilled human resources.
The agreement to cooperate is a part of Germany’s desire to expand and strengthen bilateral relations with India.
Besides, the move to take Germany’s help in skill development, waste management and river cleaning assumes significance as Modi has enlisted cleanliness as his priority agenda.