Pedro Serrano, Deputy Secretary General for CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service (EEAS), will be visiting New Delhi from 16 – 17 January 2018. He will participate in the Raisina Dialogue 2018 and will hold several bilateral meetings with officials of the Indian government. Besides updating on recent developments in the European Union's (EU) CSDP, the visit aims to exchange views on strengthening of EU-India Relations and our bilateral co-operation, especially in the area of security.
The India-EU Water Partnership was undersigned as a Memorandum of Understanding on 7 October 2016, with the Objective to strengthen technological, scientific and management capabilities of India and the EU in the field of water management on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit. Within the 9 priority areas for cooperation, Priority Area 1 aims to set up a pilot River Basin Management Plan for the Tapi basin. Previous IEWP scoping workshops on this topic had already taken place in 2016 and 2017 on governance, water allocation and conflict management.