India and Germany look likely to sign new agreements, which will include a partnership between both countries on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in farming, Reuters reported.
This comes during a three-day visit to the Indian capital by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, that will begin on Thursday October 31st.
The German Chancellor and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, are expected to hold official meetings to discuss several issues, including trade, regional security, and climate change, as well as signing agreements in areas such as AI.
"This time, the focus will be on economic and trade relations, innovation and digitalisation, and climate protection and sustainable development," Merkel said in a statement released by the Indian embassy in Berlin.
Bilateral trade between the two countries rose to $24.06 billion last year, up from $22 billion the previous year. Germany is India's largest trading partner in Europe with more than 1,700 German companies operating in India.