India hosts the 14th Eu-India summit in New Delhi, where Donald Tusk, President of the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, represented the EU and India was represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The joint statement reaffirmed a multi level cooperation. They implemented the India-EU agenda for action 2020, that it is a roadmap for bilateral cooperation already in action from the last India-EU summit. Both sides strongly condemned terrorist attack going on all around the world and and called on the global community to react against terrorism. They reaffirmed their commitment to further cooperate on maritime security and welcomed the resumption of tactical exercises in the Gulf of Aden between the EU’s Naval Force Operation ATALANTA and the Indian Navy. The three leaders called to end violence towards the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, spoke about the situation on Korean Peninsula and both condemned the nuclear tests conducted by the DPRK. They reaffirmed their support to the Iranian nuclear issue and called for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine issue. About Global Challenges India and EU discussed about the problem of global migration and how to mitigate the refugee crisis. On climate change leaders confirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement and agreed to step up cooperation on its implementation. By the end both sides expressed wisdom of strengthening the economic partnership.
Bilateral trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan has dropped by almost 2 billion US dollars. Sarhad Chamber