Scholz, who made a two-day official visit to India, held a joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Scholz stated that he wanted India to support the solution process of the Russia-Ukraine war, and that at least it should not hinder the efforts of the West in this process.
Emphasizing that developing countries were adversely affected by energy and food shortages due to the war, Scholz expressed his hope that India would help supply Asia, Africa and America.
Modi, on the other hand, stated that they support ending the war through dialogue and diplomacy and that “India is ready to contribute to any peace process”.
Germany and India seek ways to increase economic cooperation
Scholz noted that he supports the conclusion of a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and India and “will personally ensure that this process does not prolong”.
Scholz told local media that there is great potential for cooperation with India in sectors such as renewable energy, hydrogen, pharmaceuticals and the digital economy.
Stating that Germany welcomes skilled workers from India, especially in the information technology and software sectors, Scholz said, “We want to benefit from the Indian talents employed in the industrial sector.”
Modi noted that the delegation accompanying Scholz strengthened agreements with India in the areas of digital technology, telecommunications sector and diversification of supply chains.
India abstained from voting on the resolution calling for Russia to withdraw from Ukrainian territory “unconditionally and immediately” at the United Nations General Assembly (UNSC) on February 23.