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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Commentary and Analysis
ECFR: Commentary, 15/07/2020: In times of strategic confusion, deeper dialogue is a must https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_eu_india_relations
The Hindu, 16/07/2020: India should believe in the EU https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/india-should-believe-in-the-eu/article32094669.ece
Brookings Institute: Event, 16/07/2020: India and the European Union: Next steps in strategic partnership https://www.brookings.edu/events/india-and-the-european-union-next-steps-in-strategic-partnership/

News
Reuters, 11/07/2020: India in talks with EU for trade deal, open to pact with UK https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN24C0L5
Deutsche Welle, 15/07/2020: EU, India move closer to free trade deal https://p.dw.com/p/3fNGZ
The Hindu, 15/07/2020: India and E.U. push trade talks; discuss China, Pakistan and the coronavirus pandemic https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-and-eu-push-trade-talks-discuss-china-pakistan-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic/article32092238.ece
EurActiv, 16/07/2020: EU and India seek deeper trade ties https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/eu-and-india-seek-deeper-trade-ties/

Official
India: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Press Release, 09/07/2020: India-European Union Summit https://www.mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/32817/IndiaEuropean_Union_Summit
General Secretariat of the Council: EU-India summit via video conference, 15 July 2020 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-summit/2020/07/15/
General Secretariat of the Council: Joint Statement - 15th EU-India Summit, 15 July 2020 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/07/15/joint-statement-15th-eu-india-summit-15-july-2020/
General Secretariat of the Council: EU-India Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/45026/eu-india-roadmap-2025.pdf
General Secretariat of the Council: EU-India Joint Declaration on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/45027/joint-declaration-with-india-on-resource-efficiency-and-circular-economy.pdf
European Council: Remarks by President Charles Michel after the EU-India summit via video conference (15 July 2020) https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/07/15/remarks-by-president-charles-michel-after-the-eu-india-summit-via-video-conference/
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) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_1354

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