India, EU agree to explore untapped potential

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New Delhi (NVI): India and European Union (EU) on Friday have expressed commitment to increase their engagement, including in the areas of digital economy, climate change and cooperation at the multilateral forums.

During the India-EU Strategic Partnership Review Meeting held here, the two sides recognised the need to fully realize the untapped potential of the strategic partnership.

Both sides underlined the necessity of having a bilateral trade and investment agreement and agreed to continue working towards it, said a statement issued by External Affairs Ministry here today.

​The meeting also covered the entire spectrum of the India-EU relationship with a view of identifying areas to strengthen the cooperation and also identify possible deliverables at the next round of India-EU Summit planned to be held in early 2020. ​

The Indian side was led by Secretary (East) in the External Affairs Ministry Vijay Thakur Singh while the EU side was headed by Deputy Secretary General, European External Action Service Christian Leffler.