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“Can do so much by joining forces,” says EU chief on her India visit | Latest News India

Ursula von der Leyen’s visit to India comes as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its third month on Sunday. Before her visit, the EU had mentioned that she’s going to maintain talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and focus on the Ukraine disaster with India.

ByIshika Yadav | Edited by Swati Bhasin

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday mentioned that India and the European Union have so much in frequent and “can do so much together by joining forces” throughout her maiden visit to India. “I think there’s a lot of untapped potential between the European Union and India, we have a lot in common. We can do so much together by joining forces for the benefit of our people, climate and planet,” the EU chief was quoted as saying by information company ANI.

Von der Leyen will probably be meeting President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout her visit. “We also have innovation in common. I’ve seen your goals to have 50 per cent energy from renewables in 2030. I’m deeply convinced that our world will take the right direction in cutting emissions,” she added.

Her assertion comes as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned earlier this week that India is without doubt one of the six nations to have fulfilled many of the commitments made on the Paris Climate Summit in 2015 and stays dedicated to fulfilling its renewable power targets. 

“We share the idea that we really have to look into solar energy, wind energy, biomass, hydropower… geothermal. These are the ingredients for the success of the economy, betterment of people & of course protection of our climate,” the EU chief mentioned as PM Modi inaugurated a 500 KW solar energy plant in Jammu and Kashmir’s Palli.

Ursula von der Leyen’s visit to India comes as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its third month on Sunday. Before her visit, the EU had mentioned that she’s going to maintain talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and focus on the Ukraine disaster with India with a transparent message in regards to the “need to stop this aggression now”.

While India has abstained from all Ukraine-related votes on the United Nations that condemned Russian aggression, whereas emphasising the significance of the UN constitution, worldwide legislation and respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty of states.

India has additionally emphasised the necessity for dialogue and diplomacy on a number of events.


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