PM pitches for ‘action-oriented’ agenda at EU-India Summit


New Delhi, July 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday pitched for bringing out an “action-oriented” agenda to additional develop ties between India and the 27-nation European Union inside a stipulated time-frame.

In his inaugural remarks on the 15th EU-India summit, the prime minister mentioned he was dedicated to boost ties with the grouping, noting {that a} long-term strategic perspective needs to be adopted to spice up the connection.

“We should go for an action-oriented agenda to expand ties and it can be implemented within a stipulated time frame,” Modi mentioned on the digital summit.

Calling India and EU as “natural partners”, the prime minister mentioned the partnership is useful for peace and stability on this planet.

“India and EU share universal values like democracy, pluralism, respect for international institutions, inclusivity, multilateralism, freedom and transparency,” he mentioned.

The prime minister mentioned India-EU partnership can play an necessary function in financial reconstruction and in constructing a human-centric globalisation.

The European Union delegation on the summit is headed by President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

The EU is a strategically necessary grouping for India. The EU as a complete was India’s largest buying and selling associate in 2018. India’s bilateral commerce with the EU in 2018-19 stood at USD 115.6 billion with exports valued at USD 57.17 billion and imports price USD 58.42 billion. — PTI



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