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EU-India leaders' meeting via video conference, Porto, 8 May 2021

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EU News 114/2021

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The leaders of the world's two largest democracies met via video conference on 8 May 2021.

The EU was represented by the heads of state or government of the 27 EU member states, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, gathered in Porto.

India was represented by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, who joined EU leaders via video conference.

At the end of the meeting the leaders adopted a comprehensive joint statement.

The meeting reinforced the EU-India strategic partnership, which is underpinned by the shared values of democracy, freedom, rule of law and respect for human rights.

The leaders agreed to resume free trade negotiations and start negotiations on two additional trade agreements. They also launched a new connectivity partnership.


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