Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s opening remarks at the India- Luxembourg Virtual Bilateral Summit

  • Excellency, Namaskar! First of all, I express my deepest sympathy on behalf of 1.3 billion people of India for the grievous losses caused by COVID-19 pandemic in Luxembourg.
  • And I also compliment your able leadership in this painful time. Excellency, Our Virtual Summit today is very important in my view.
  • We have been meeting at various international forums, but this is the first formal summit between India and Luxembourg in the last two decades.
  • Today, as the world is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic led economic and health challenges, the India-Luxembourg partnership can be useful for the recovery of both countries from both the challenges.
  • Shared ideals like democracy, rule of law and freedom strengthen our relations and mutual cooperation.
  • There is great potential to scale up the economic exchanges between India and Luxembourg. Currently, we have good cooperation in areas like steel, financial technology, digital domain – but there is immense potential to take it further.
  • I am happy that a few days ago our space agency launched four satellites of Luxembourg. We can further enhance mutual exchanges in the field of space as well.
  • We welcome Luxembourg’s announcement of joining the International Solar Alliance – ISA. And we further invite you to join Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.
  • His Royal Highness the Grand Duke’s visit to India in April this year was postponed due to COVID-19. We wish to welcome him to India soon. I would also like you to visit India soon.
  • Excellency, Now I would like to invite your opening remarks.