Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis takes part in High-Level Dialogue on Trade and Investment

©European Union, 2021, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service©European Union, 2021, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service

The first meeting of the High-Level Dialogue on Trade and Investment hosted by India this year, is taking place virtually today, 5 February. Executive Vice-President and Commissioner for Trade, Valdis Dombrovskis, will co-chair it with Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal. In line with the Joint Statement of the 15th EU-India Summit of July 2020, the High-Level Dialogue will discuss a broad range of issues, including trade and investment relations, market access issues and cooperation on WTO reform. Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis said: “This first High-Level Dialogue on EU-India trade and investment can be a cornerstone for expanding and enriching our bilateral relations. We are already mutually important economic partners, but it is clear that we can do much more. There is considerable untapped potential in our trade and investment relationship. In this respect, 2021 can be an important year. Portugal has assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU, and they have made EU-India relations a top priority. I hope we can make progress on trade matters as an important stepping-stone towards the EU-India Summit”. After today’s High-Level Dialogue, a Joint Statement will be published here