External Affairs Minister
Sushma Swaraj has said that India and the European Union stand united in face
of global peace and security challenges.
Addressing the Indian diaspora in Brussels, Belgium , Ms Swaraj said India and
EU are united by their shared values and principles. Recalling the 14th
India-EU Summit held in October last year in Brussels between Prime Minister
Narendra Modi, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission
President Jean Claude Juncker, she said both sides have achieved considerable
progress in many areas of their cooperation.
Mrs Swaraj said India looks forward to the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit
which is scheduled to be held in October 2018, where Vice President M. Venkaiah
Naidu will be leading the Indian delegation.
Ms Swaraj arrived in Belgium on Wednesday on the fourth and final leg of her
week-long four-nation nation tour of Europe that also saw her visiting Italy,
France and Luxembourg.