The topic of this May session is "The Art of Navigating Global Challenges: The India-European Strategic Partnership”.
The 2021 India-European Union summit will take place virtually on 8 May within a background of current geo-political developments and an intensifying COVID-19 crisis in India. The EU is a relationship of crucial significance for India as its largest trading partner, with cooperation expanding in recent years beyond trade to include a number of development and security issues. This cross-regional strategic partnership is seen as especially important by both parties, two of the world’s largest democracies, for promoting a rules based international order in this time of increasing international fragmentation and tension.
Mr Sandeep Chakravorty, Joint Secretary (Europe West), Ministry of External Affairs of India,will share his views on the relationship between India and the EU focusing on trade, investment,climate change, extremism and health, and on how the partnership can be harnessed to move forward effectively within a post-COVID-19 environment.
Mr Sandeep Chakravorty is an alumnus of the GCSP International Training Course (ITC) 2008-2009