Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson Ministry of Home Affairs, while responding to the media questions about India-EU summit said it has been decided by the delegates from the respective countries that they should not travel in each other's countries because of the coronavirus epidemic.
The MEA spokesperson also said the summit will be rescheduled to a mutually convenient date, and it is yet to be decided.
On March 13, the India-EU summit was expected to take place at the EU office in Brussels. However, ten new cases of coronavirus were reported from Brussels which lead the total count to 23 cases in Belgium, on Wednesday.
It has also been said by the official MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar that the decision has been taken in the spirit of close cooperation between the EU and India, who share same concerns and commitment to global health and hope that the outbreak is contained soon.
However, PM Modi’s visit to Bangladesh will take place as scheduled and details of the same will be shared later, affirmed Raveesh Kumar.