The President of the EU before his visit to India
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will arrive in New Delhi on Saturday to celebrate 60 years of relations between India and the European Union.
Taking to Twitter, Ursula von der Leyen said she was looking forward to talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “I am leaving for New Delhi as we celebrate 60 years of relationship. 60 years during which we have built a strong friendship. And a cooperation that we both now want to take to the next level. Looking forward to my discussions with @narendramodi,” the EU president said in a Tweet.
The forthcoming visit of the President of the European Commission will be an opportunity to take stock of the progress made and to further intensify the multifaceted partnership with the EU.
Meanwhile, Bjoern Seibert, Chief of Staff to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is in New Delhi today and had a discussion on India-EU partnership and the current world order with the Minister Indian External Affairs, Dr S Jaishankar.
“Nice to meet Bjoern Newseibert, Chief of Staff to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. A useful discussion on India-EU partnership and global strategic scenario,” Jaishankar tweeted.
The MEA said in a statement that this would be Ursula von der Leyen’s first visit to India as President of the European Commission. She will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind and other dignitaries. The President of the European Commission has been invited as a guest of honor for this year’s edition of Raisina Dialogue and will address the inaugural session on 25 April.
“India and the European Union share a vibrant strategic partnership which has seen strong growth with broader and deeper cooperation in policy and strategy, trade and commerce, climate and sustainability, digital and technology, as well as people-to-people connections,” the MEA statement read.
The May 2021 India-EU Leaders’ Meeting set new milestones with the decision to resume trade negotiations and the launch of the India-EU Connectivity Partnership.
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Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2022, 6:23 PM IST