At 14th India-EU Summit, Narendra Modi reaffirms commitment to bilateral trade cooperation [Photos]
In his speech Narendra Modi also reiterated his commitment to clean energy and the 2015 Paris Agreement.
India and the European Union on Friday agreed to strengthen ties in key areas of trade and security after their 14th summit, during which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the top EU leadership deliberated extensively on bilateral, regional and international issues. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Donald Franciszek Tusk (left), President of the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker (right), President of the European Commission during their joint statement at Hyderabad House during the India-EU Summit, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI
The two sides also inked three pacts, including one on an international solar alliance, after the summit. The 28-nation bloc is India's largest regional trading partner with bilateral trade in goods at $88 billion in 2016. PTI
Despite the gaps in mutual expectation, the two sides appeared hopeful of ironing out their differences. Tusk, quoting Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, said that it's important for the two sides to swim in the same direction, despite their differences. PTI
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, NSA Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar at the India-EU Summit at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Friday. PTI
In his speech Narendra Modi also reiterated his commitment to clean energy and the 2015 Paris Agreement. PTI