Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina on Saturday. The leaders discussed ways to strengthen the India-EU relations, including joint effort to counter terrorism in all forms.
“A wonderful interaction with President of @EU_Commission, @JunckerEU & @eucopresident Donald Tusk. Our talks revolved around enhancing friendship between India and EU. We also discussed aspects relating to eliminating the menace of terrorism,” Modi tweeted.
India and EU had vowed to step up cooperation in effectively dealing with terrorism, extremism and radicalisation during the India-EU annual counter terrorism and political dialogue held in Brussels in November.
Our talks revolved around enhancing friendship between India and EU. We also discussed aspects relating to eliminating the menace of terrorism. pic.twitter.com/IA1EiNPz1M
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 1, 2018
“PM @narendramodi held a meeting with President of @EU_Commission @JunckerEU & @eucopresident Donald Tusk on margins of #G20Summit. Discussion focused on strengthening India-EU relations, including joint effort to counter terrorism in all forms,” tweeted External Affair spokesperson Ravish Kumar following the Prime Minister’s meeting with EU leaders.
The Indian Prime Minister is currently at a three-day visit to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, to attend the G-20 summit. PM Modi also met the Argentina President Mauricio Macri over breakfast at the latter’s official residence. The two leaders held discussions on bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture and food processing, space, defense, oil and gas, and nuclear energy.
“Met Chancellor Merkel at Buenos Aires. We reviewed the full range of relations between India and Germany. Our countries are cooperating extensively for the benefit of our citizens and working together towards world peace as well as stability,” Modi tweeted later.