70 Years of Strong Partnership
Cooperation began as early as 1951
One of Germany's most important partners in the Indo-Pacific is India. The two countries established diplomatic relations 70 years ago. At that time, India was one of the first countries to recognise the Federal Republic of Germany diplomatically after the Second World War.
“The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of India have agreed to exchange diplomatic missions of the rank of legations shortly.” With this short press release, the Federal Press Office announced the beginning of diplomatic relations between India and Germany on 7 March 1951.
On the occasion of the anniversary, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas acknowledged the special importance of Indo-German relations: "Germany and India are strategic partners. We are united by our vibrant democracies. We stand up for a rules-based world order - in the United Nations, but also as partners in the Alliance for Multilateralism."
Over the past seven decades, India has become one of Germany's most important partners in the Indo-Pacific. The two partners are united not only by common interests, which often lead to joint action, but also by their democratic constitution. On 18 May 2000, India and Germany signed the "Agenda for Indo-German Partnership in the 21st Century". This laid the foundations for the expansion of bilateral cooperation in a rapidly changing international environment. Since 2011, a key element of the exchange has been the bilateral Indo-German Government Consultations, at which the cabinets of both countries meet every two years.
„Stuttgart meets Mumbai“ zeigt die Partnerschaft
Hunderte Teilnehmer erhielten Einblicke rund um Aktivitäten zwischen Indien und Deutschland
Die Angebote rund um „Stuttgart meets Mumbei“ zeigten – in diesem Jahr virtuell – die Bandbreite der deutsch-indischen Partnerschaft, ob Symposium Creative Days, Filme über Kreative in Baden-Württemberg und Mumbai, „Building intercultural bridges“, Projekt „Keeping in touch“, „Adaptive leadership“, Vorstellung der Regionen in Baden-Württemberg oder auch Investitionsmöglichkeiten im „Ländle“.
Baden-Württemberg und der indische Bundesstaat Maharashtra sind seit rund sieben Jahren enger verbunden. Diese Kooperation steht fest auf den bestehenden Verbindungen zwischen Stuttgart und Mumbai, Karlsruhe und Pune. Diese baden-württembergischen Städte sind Motoren einer aktiven Partnerschaft über Ländergrenzen, die längst über wirtschaftliche Interessen hinausgehen – ob in Sachen IT, Forschung, Entwicklung, Bildung, Schüleraustausch, Infrastruktur, gegenseitige Besuche von Delegationen, Unternehmensgründungen, Tourismus oder kulturelle Events wie das „Indische Filmfestival“ in Stuttgart oder die „India Summer Days“ in Karlsruhe.
Über den Austausch beim "Second Pune International Business Summit" gibt's hier mehr Informationen.
Intensification of the Partnership with India
Exchange at the Second Pune International Business Summit
The Karlsruhe Economic Development Corporation, as coordinator of the India Board Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe Innovation Office in Pune, have been working closely with the main cooperation partner, the "Mahratta Chamber Of Commerce Industries & Agriculture" (MCCIA), since opening of the representative office of Karlsruhe in Pune. Regular exchange and numerous events also take place on site as part of the delegation trips - during these times in different ways.
“Contact is very important in these times,” said Prashant Girbane, “MCCIA” Director General. Approval by General Director Amit Yadav from the Ministry of Commerce of the Indian Government: “The summit offers the participants many opportunities. Because maintaining international contacts is proving to be difficult these days. "
Business Partner meetings
Baden-Württemberg & India are tackling upcoming tasks together
Meet partners and customers, discover new products & services, have an online alternative to business trips, reduce travel budgets, grow business: The Online Business Partner Meetings between Baden-Württemberg & India (participation is free of charge) are a unique opportunity to generate new business.
The participants meet - initially virtually - potential business partners and grow their network in a cost efficient way without the hassle and risk of travel. The event website is the place for meetings. These individual meetings can be arranged in advance by the participants through this website.