15 July 2020
-15:00 Press conference
The 15th summit between India and the EU will be held via video conference. The EU will be represented by Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. India will be represented by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
As the world is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders will discuss global cooperation and solidarity to protect lives, to mitigate the socio-economic consequences and to strengthen preparedness and response capacities.
Leaders are expected to reiterate their determination to promote effective multilateralism and a rules-based multilateral order, with the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at its core. They will also discuss global and regional issues.
The summit will be an opportunity to strengthen the EU-India Strategic Partnership, based on shared principles and values of democracy, freedom, rule of law, and respect for human rights, aiming at delivering concrete benefits for the people in the EU and India. Leaders will discuss cooperation in security, climate, environment, trade and investment, digital economy and connectivity.