Prime Minister Modi accepts the invitation of the President of the European Commission to visit Brussels for the next India-EU Summit
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi I talk to European Comission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday expressed his desire to work together to strengthen the India-EU partnership.
The Prime minister accepted the invitation of the European Comission president to visit Brussels For the next, said a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister.
He congratulated von der Leyen on taking over as the president of the European Comission and expressed happiness that they were able to establish contact early in her tenure.
Modi said that von der Leyen's leadership of the commission had special significance since it was his first woman president.
The Prime Minister said that the India-EU partnership is based on shared values such as democracy, respect for the rule of law, multilateralism, rules-based trade and international order.
He also appreciated the identification of problems, including connectivity, renewable energy, maritime safety, the approach to radicalization and terrorism , as the European Comission president's priority areas.
The prime minister expressed his great desire to work together to strengthen the India-EU partnership, the statement said.