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.
The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted, ‘Official events in Rome begin with fruitful talks with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President von der Leyen. The leaders discussed ways to strengthen economic and people-to-people ties with the aim of making the earth better. Michel and the President of the European Commission, Leyen. In the year 2020, India was the 10th largest trading partner of the European Union. India-EU bilateral trade in goods stood at 65.30 billion euros in 2020.
Official engagements in Rome begin with a productive interaction with @eucopresident Charles Michel and @vonderleyen, President of the @EU_Commission.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 29, 2021
The leaders discussed ways to enhance economic as well as people-to-people linkages aimed at creating a better planet. pic.twitter.com/Uvk4JLN5Ca
India-EU bilateral relations date back to 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.