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PM Modi speaks with President of European Commission; two leaders exchange views on prevailing COVID-19 situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen over telephone today.The two leaders exchanged views on the prevailing COVID-19 situation in India and the EU, including India’s efforts to contain the second wave of COVID-19. The Prime Minister expressed his appreciation to the EU and its Member States for mobilizing quick support for India’s fight against the second wave of COVID-19.

They noted that the India-EU Strategic Partnership was witnessing a renewed momentum since the last Summit in July. The leaders agreed that the forthcoming India-EU Leaders’ meeting on the 8th of this month in virtual format is an important opportunity to provide renewed momentum to the already multi-faceted India-EU relationship.

The India-EU Leaders’ meeting will be the first meeting in the EU27 format which also reflects the shared ambition of both sides for further strengthening the India-EU Strategic Partnership.

 

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