EU-India summit via video conference, 15 July 2020

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The 15th bilateral summit between the European Union and India was held on 15 July 2020. This meeting was held via videoconference.

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The two sides adopted a joint statement following the meeting, in which they reaffirm their commitment to strengthen the EU-India strategic partnership. This should be based on shares principles and values of democracy, freedom, rule of law, and respect for human rights.

EU-India leaders also adopted a common roadmap to guide their joint action over the five forthcoming years, and a joint declaration on resource efficiency and circular economy.

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ECFR: Commentary, 15/07/2020: In times of strategic confusion, deeper dialogue is a must
The Hindu, 16/07/2020: India should believe in the EU
Brookings Institute: Event, 16/07/2020: India and the European Union: Next steps in strategic partnership

Reuters, 11/07/2020: India in talks with EU for trade deal, open to pact with UK
Deutsche Welle, 15/07/2020: EU, India move closer to free trade deal
The Hindu, 15/07/2020: India and E.U. push trade talks; discuss China, Pakistan and the coronavirus pandemic
EurActiv, 16/07/2020: EU and India seek deeper trade ties

India: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Press Release, 09/07/2020: India-European Union Summit
General Secretariat of the Council: EU-India summit via video conference, 15 July 2020
General Secretariat of the Council: Joint Statement - 15th EU-India Summit, 15 July 2020
General Secretariat of the Council: EU-India Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025
General Secretariat of the Council: EU-India Joint Declaration on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy
European Council: Remarks by President Charles Michel after the EU-India summit via video conference (15 July 2020)
European Commission: Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel, following the EU-India Summit videoconference (15 July 2020)

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