Tuesday, 1 February 2022, Munich, Free State of Bavaria, Germany: Bavaria’s Premier Dr. Markus Söder welcomed for an inaugural call at the Bavarian State Chancellery, India’s top envoy for Germany, Ambassador Parvathaneni Harish.
The very first visit by Ambassador Harish was arranged in the framework of becoming acquainted to Bavaria’s head of government on a personal basis but likewise to discuss upcoming economic, cultural and academic exchanges between Bavaria and India.
The tête-à-tête was held in the Council of State Hall, and was focused on direct investment in the fields of digitisation, green partnerships, green hydrogen, space, S&T and new technologies. Bilateral ties between India and Bavaria are economically intense, and as a matter of fact, the Republic of India maintains a Consulate General in Munich headed by Consul General Mohit Yadav.
Bavaria holds a partnership with the south western Indian state of Karnataka.
Ambassador Harish was accredited to Germany before Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier on 6 November 2021. He is a career diplomat since 1990. Previous to his German ambassadorship, he was serving in the capacity of Additional Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs. In the latter capacity, he led the Economic Diplomacy Division that deals with bilateral economic relations of India with other countries and liaises in this regard with all line economic ministries of the Government of India.
He also led the Multilateral Economic Relations Division and was the Indian Sous Sherpa for G20, G7, BRICS and IBSA.
From 2016 to 2019 he was head of diplomatic mission in the Socialist Republic of Viêt Nam. Ambassador Harish masters English and Arabic as foreign languages.
For further information:
Indian Embassy in Germany: https://www.indianembassyberlin.gov.in/pages?id=eyJpdiI6IjJBVHdGWUU4XC9aMEtWQ1BBYnU3WWVnPT0iLCJ2YWx1ZSI6IkQ4ZmdQUlNOSldVMENxRVQrSFpvc2c9PSIsIm1hYyI6ImQxNmY2YThkMDE3MGIwMDNhNWIyYTg4MzBhNjkyOTViYzRiMjJiZjU0YzQ0NWY3ZWYwNGQwYzQ3MzUwYWNkNWYifQ==&subid=eyJpdiI6ImdqZGM4TjBhQ3ZHRkkzNzNwQWNvZmc9PSIsInZhbHVlIjoiWFwvUGFiSytzVzhSVVNDeUNrYkJBbnc9PSIsIm1hYyI6IjRiZDZkZGQwYTFmNzdiNjJjNjJlYTYxZjg0YzMwYjkzYTFmOTA1MGRlZDQzODFiYzYwZjA4YzI5NzhhNGExNDAifQ==
Consulate General of India in Bavaria & Baden-Württemberg: https://cgimunich.gov.in/pages/MjM3