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Virtual Bilateral Summit Luxembourg - India

Published Wednesday November 25 2020

On 19 November, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and His. Excellency the Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Mr. Xavier Bettel held a bilateral virtual summit to discuss the entire spectrum of the bilateral relationship, including the strengthening of India-Luxembourg cooperation in the post-COVID world. 

In his opening remarks, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel welcomed the excellent bilateral relations between both countries and in particular the agreements that have been or are to be signed in the context of the virtual summit in the fields of trade, finance, space, information and communication technologies, innovation and sustainable development. Both leaders also called on businesses, including SMEs and start-ups, to further explore possible convergences.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined that even though the business relations between India and Luxembourg in Steel, Finance and Space have been growing, there is still scope for a greater cooperation between the two countries. The Indian Prime Minister welcomed the Luxembourg Government’s decision to join the International Solar Alliance(ISA)  and both Prime Ministers shared their commitment to fight against climate change, in particular by reiterating their desire for the rapid implementation of the Paris Agreement. Both leaders welcomed as well the institutionalisation of regular bilateral consultations between the Ministry of External Affairs of India and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg.

Prime Minister Modi indicated that he was looking forward to the State Visit of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke to India, which was postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Prime Minister Bettel invited his Indian counterpart to visit the Grand Duchy as soon as the pandemic situation improves.

Read the Joint Statement of the Virtual Summit

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