India & Italy ink 15 pacts

A virtual bilateral summit between PM Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte saw the two countries signing 15 agreements in various sectors, including energy and ship building. The two leaders also discussed ways to fight Covid-19.

“We all have to adapt ourselves to this new world,” Modi said, adding that there was a need to be ready for the challenges and opportunities arising out of the pandemic.

The two prime ministers also condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. “Consistent with relevant resolutions of the UN, both sides support a comprehensive approach in preventing and combating terrorism, based on respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, the rule of law and international law,” a joint statement said.

The leaders discussed various issues including political, economic, scientific and technological, space and defence cooperation.

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