Brussels/New Delhi (dpa-AFX) – The European Union and India want to work more closely together on technology development issues. “We believe that relations with India have great potential and we should tap that potential,” said a senior EU official. European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will launch a joint trade and technology council with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during her visit to the Asian country on Monday. The European Union launched a similar formula with the United States last year.
The official said it is already working closely with India on trade issues, but to a lesser degree on technology issues. India faces the same challenges as the European Union with 5G, 6G or cloud computing. You have to talk together about trustworthy techniques.
They also want to help India become more independent from Russia when it comes to military equipment. The state has positioned itself more broadly in economic terms, but not in this case. Until now, it has been difficult for most EU countries to deliver military equipment to India due to the necessary export permits. However, one is determined to open up the markets. In addition, Russian military equipment, for example in relation to high-tech components, will be severely affected by EU sanctions.
EU Commission President von der Leyen is currently in India, where she will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among others. / wim/DP/zb
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