Rome: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a joint meeting with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Rome on Friday to discuss ways to strengthen economic and people-to-people ties with the aim of improving the planet. Of. This is the first official meeting of Prime Minister Modi after arriving in Rome to attend the G20 summit. In the summit, he will discuss with other leaders on getting the global economy and health sector back on track, sustainable development and climate change affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Discussed ways to strengthen mutual relations’
Prime minister “Official events in Rome begin with fruitful talks with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President von der Leyen,” the office tweeted. The leaders discussed ways to strengthen economic and people-to-people ties with the aim of improving the planet. The Fifteenth India-EU Summit was held virtually in July 2020 and was attended by Prime Minister Modi, European Council President Michel and European Commission President Leyen. In the year 2020, India was the 10th largest trading partner of the European Union. India-EU bilateral trade in commodities stood at EUR 65.30 billion in 2020.
The European Union is a political and economic grouping
India-The European Union Bilateral relations between the two countries have been going on since the early 1960s. India was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the European Economic Community in 1962. The first India-EU summit was held in Lisbon on 28 June 2000 and was a historic event in the development of relations between the two. Relations between the two reached a ‘strategic partnership’ during the fifth India-EU summit in The Hague in 2004. The European Union is a political and economic grouping whose 27 member countries are mainly from Europe.