On 6 October 2017, India hosted the 14th EU-India Summit in New Delhi. Leaders discussed foreign and security policy, migration, trade, climate, research and innovation.

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, represented the EU. India was represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The summit with India marked the 55th anniversary since the establishment of EU-India diplomatic relations. 

Leaders adopted a joint statement, reaffirming their commitment to strengthen the EU-India strategic partnership. They welcomed the progress made towards implementing the India-EU agenda for action 2020. This is the roadmap for bilateral cooperation endorsed at the previous India-EU Summit.

In addition, EU and India leaders expressed their shared commitment to strengthening the economic partnership between India and the EU. Leaders noted the ongoing efforts of both sides to re-engage towards relaunching negotiations for an India-EU broad based trade and investment agreement (BTIA).

On climate change, leaders stressed their commitment to the Paris Agreement and agreed to step up cooperation on its implementation. The EU and India adopted a joint statement on clean energy and climate change.

To read the Joint statement of the 14th EU-India summit click here

To read the EU-India joint declaration on climate and energy click here

To read the EU-India joint declaration on a partnership for smart and sustainable urbanisation – click here

Source: European Union

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