Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has on Wednesday said the partnership between India and the European Union was significant for peace and stability of the world.
While citing his views during a virtual summit of the India-EU virtual summit in the presence of European Council president, Charles Michel and European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, PM Modi highlighted long-term challenges like climate change and stressed the use of renewable energy.
PM Modi said, “Apart from current challenges, long-term challenges like climate change also a priority for India and the EU. In our efforts to increase the use of renewable energy in India, we invite investment and technology from Europe”. Asserting that India and EU were “natural partners”, PM Modi said they could play an important role in economic reconstruction and in building human-centric globalization.
Indian PM said, “India, EU shares universal values like democracy, pluralism, inclusivity, multilateralism, freedom and transparency. We should go for action-oriented agenda to expand ties and it can be implemented within stipulated time frame”. India and the European Union have also finalised a framework agreement on cooperation in the civil nuclear sector. In the summit, the two sides unveiled a five-year roadmap to further broad base ties, launch separate dialogue on maritime security and for boosting trade and investment.