Issue Brief on “EU-India Summit 2017: Lessons for Pakistan”


On October 6, 2017, India hosted the 14th EU-India Summit in New Delhi to mark the 55th anniversary of EU-India diplomatic relations. The summit was attended by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and European Council President Donald Tusk. The EU and India came together to discuss trade, migration, security and foreign policy, and adopted joint declarations on countering terrorism, climate and energy, and partnership for smart and sustainable urbanization.[1]

While addressing the press conference of the EU-India Summit, President Donald Tusk stated, “I am happy that today we have agreed to further develop the political dimension of our relationship; that we have agreed to develop our dynamic trade and investment relations; and that we have agreed to step up cooperation on global and regional issues.”[2]

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