To mark Climate Action Week from 18-24 June, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Ms. Federica Mogherini hosted on 22nd June a high level conference on Climate Peace and Security which brought together ministers, leading international figures, parliamentarians, think tanks and civil society. Honourable Ms. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India was one of the key speakers at the event.
The High Representative met with the Indian Minister and had a discusion on the development of EU-India relations and the ongoing implementation of the substantial agenda for cooperation, approved by the leaders during last EU-India Summit (New Delhi, 6 October 2017). Ms. Federica Mogherini also informed Ms. Sushma Swaraj on the preparation of a new Joint Communication on India, which will provide direction for increased cooperation in the coming years, as well as the EU’s upcoming strategy to enhance, in a sustainable manner, EU-Asia connectivity.
Good progress has been made in bringing the EU-India Strategic Partnership to its full potential, notably in the fields of energy and climate change, environment, ICT, transport, research and innovation, as well as space with the signature of the Agreement on Earth Observation Data Exchange in March 2018.