"My France, Germany and Canada visit is centred around supporting India's economic agenda and creating jobs for our youth," he tweeted ahead of his three-nation tour from April 9 to 16.

In the first leg of the tour, he will visit France. "Will discuss strengthening India-France economic co-operation and visit some high-tech industrial units outside Paris," Modi said in another tweet.

Talking about Germany, the second country of his visit, the Prime Minister cited, "Chancellor (Angela) Merkel and I will jointly inaugurate @Hannover_Messe (festival) where India is a partner country."

He will be visiting Canada in the third and last leg of the eight-day tour. "Looking forward to enhancing ties with Canada and interacting with leaders, captains of industry and diaspora in
Canada," he said.

Modi also re-tweeted a tweet of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper which said, "Happy to announce Prime Minister of India, @NarendraModi will be visiting Canada this spring." Thanking Harper for this, Modi wrote, "...Will be wonderful to meet you in Canada."

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