15th EU-India Summit takes place via videoconference

© European Union, 2021, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service, Ursula von der Leyen© European Union, 2021, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service, Ursula von der Leyen

This afternoon, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel, together with High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, will participate in the 15th Summit between the European Union and India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will represent India. The Leaders will first address the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, the need to act in solidarity to protect lives, and to act to mitigate the socio-economic consequences and to strengthen preparedness and response capacities. The Leaders will then focus on strengthening multilateralism and the rules-based global system, including through enhanced cooperation in the United Nations, an ambitious and committed climate change agenda, and reform of the World Trade Organisation. The Summit will be an opportunity to advance the comprehensive EU-India strategic partnership, including in the areas of climate action, digitalisation, connectivity and foreign and security cooperation, and leaders will also discuss a number of global challenges. A joint press conference of the Presidents von der Leyen and Michel will take place upon conclusion of the summit, at c.14:00 CET, and will be broadcast live on Europe by Satellite. More information on the Summit is available on the dedicated website, while information on EU-India relations is available in a factsheet and on the website of the EU Delegation in New Delhi.