New Delhi: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit India on November 1, for the fifth Biennial Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC), news agency ANI reported on Friday. During the visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Angela Merkel will hold initial discussions in their respective areas of responsibility.

Further, both of them will also have a separate engagement with CEOs and business leaders of both countries.

The outcome of these discussions will be reported at the IGC (Inter-Governmental Consultations), co-chaired by PM Modi and German Chancellor Merkel, ANI stated.

Besides having discussions on the usual issues, the two leaders will also hold talks on non-traditional issues like possibilities for cooperation in areas like green urban mobility and Artificial Intelligence (AI). They will also hold discussions with CEOs and business leaders from both countries.

During her visit to the country, the German Chancellor will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind.

Last month, Merkel met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The two leaders held wide-ranging dialogues on several issues. The two leaders had also met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan’s Osaka, in June.

She has also made state visits to India in 2007, 2011 and 2015.

In April last year, Modi made a brief stopover in Berlin and met Merkel after his visit to Sweden and the UK. He also made a two-day visit to Germany in 2017.