Lok Sabha Speaker expresses condolences on loss of lives in the European Union due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and underscores need for global action to overcome challenges of the pandemic.
New Delhi, 13 January 2021, A virtual meeting between Shri Om Birla, Speaker, Lok Sabha and H.E. Mr. David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament was held on 13 January 2021.
Speaker, Lok Sabha expressed his condolences for the loss of lives in the European Union due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and underscored the need for global action to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.
The two sides noted the importance of parliamentary exchanges for promoting mutual understanding and goodwill between the world's largest democracies. They also discussed the challenges posed by the COVID19 pandemic and climate change.
Speaker, Lok Sabha and President of the European Parliament further noted that greater parliamentary exchange were important to realize the full potential of India-EU relationship, particularly in trade and investment.