July 15, 2020 / 1:20 PM / a month ago

EU executive chief says hopes for "ambitious" free trade pact with India

NEW DELHI, July 15 (Reuters) - The European Union seeks an “ambitious” free trade deal with India although “we’re not there yet”, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday.

“But, with this high level trade and investment dialogue, we hope to advance things and to promote our common interest in moving forward towards a free trade agreement,” von der Leyen, who was speaking from Brussels, she told reporters at an EU-India summit held via video-conference.

Reporting by Neha Arora in NEW DELHI and Rajendra Jadhav in MUMBAI Editing by Mark Heinrich

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