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Modi backs Merkel’s EU leadership as Trump scolds Germany

Narendra Modi has given his backing to Angela Merkel

By: Sarwar Alam

India prime minister Narendra Modi today (30) backed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “strong leadership” in uniting the European Union at a time the economic grouping showed signs of strain over the UK’s decision to exit it and the protectionist stance adopted by US president Donald Trump. Modi, whose visit to Germany comes less than a week after Merkel provided the strongest indication yet that the EU and the US under president Trump were drifting apart, said India would play a positive role in boosting unity in the grouping. Modi’s public support comes at a crucial time for Merkel, who has…

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