European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday said India and EU can achieve a lot more by working together.
“The EU stands at India’s side in this most challenging time. We will also discuss how to further strengthen our strategic partnership. The EU and India can achieve a lot more by working “Ek Saath” – together,” the Commission president wrote on Twitter.
India will launch a “Connectivity Partnership” with the EU on Saturday, aiming at furthering the cooperation on transport, energy, digital and people-to-people contacts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact virtually with all leaders of EU member nations in the India-EU Leaders meeting in Porto, Portugal. The meeting is first such gathering in the EU+27 format. The meeting will provide an opportunity to give a new impetus to trade and investment negotiations between India and the EU.