India and the European Union on Thursday held the fifth High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Mobility here and exchanged views about ways to "realize the full potential of further strengthening the cooperation" in this area, the Ministry of External Affairs said. Sanjiv Arora, the Secretary (Consular, Passport and Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs) with the Ministry of External Affairs, and Paraskevi Michou, the Director General (Migration and Home Affairs), European Commission co-chaired the dialogue.
It was also attended by the heads of mission and other representatives of the Diplomatic Missions of EU member states here. They were invited as observers to the dialogue for the first time. "The discussions at the fifth India-EU HLDMM were held in a highly friendly and constructive spirit and encompassed a wide range of issues of mutual interest in the context of migration and mobility along the India-EU corridor.
"Both sides reaffirmed that migration and mobility are an important dimension of the strategic partnership between India and EU, and exchanged views on further initiatives and steps aimed at realizing the full potential of further strengthening cooperation in this area," a statement said.
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