Prime Minister Narendra Modi won’t be going to Portugal for the India-EU summit one month from now taking into account the COVID-19 circumstance and the gathering will be held virtually.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said it has been chosen, in an interview with EU and Portuguese authority, to hold the zenith in a virtual configuration on 8 May.
“Considering the COVID-19 circumstance, it has been chosen, in an interview with the EU and Portuguese authority, to hold the India-EU pioneers’ gathering in a virtual arrangement on May 8,” MEA representative Arindam Bagchi said.
“The India-EU Leaders’ gathering in the EU 27 arrangement, the first occasion when that such a gathering is being held, mirrors the common aspiration of the two sides to additionally develop the essential organization,” he said.
Bagchi was reacting to media questions on the issue.
The PM was required to visit France as a feature of the outing to go to the India-EU summit.