PM Modi congratulates new President of European Commission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Ursula von der Leyen on taking over as the President of the European Commission.

In a telephonic conversation with Ms Leyen, Modi said, that her leadership of the European Commission had special significance since she was its first woman President.

The Prime Minister pointed out that India-EU partnership is based on shared values like democracy, respect for rule of law, multilateralism, rules-based trade and rules-based international order.

Ms Leyen invited the Prime Minister to visit Brussels for the next India-EU Summit. Prime Minister Modi accepted the invitation.

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