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World Leaders Introduce a Groundbreaking Economic Corridor Linking India, Middle East, and Europe: A Fact Sheet


Sep 9, 2023

Today, several world leaders including those from the United States, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, Italy, and the European Union, have come together to announce a Memorandum of Understanding. This agreement commits the countries to collaborate on the development of a new India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor. The announcement was made during the G20 Leaders’ event on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment. It is expected that this corridor will promote economic development by improving connectivity and fostering economic integration across two continents, thus leading to sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

The primary goal of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor is to establish a new era of connectivity. This will be achieved through the construction of a railway system that will connect ports in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The United States and its partners plan to link commercial hubs on both continents and facilitate the development and export of clean energy. Additionally, undersea cables will be laid and energy grids and telecommunication lines will be connected to ensure reliable access to electricity, as well as to enhance innovation in advanced clean energy technology. The corridor will also focus on strengthening existing trade and manufacturing, as well as promoting food security and supply chain stability.

The approach taken by the participating countries aims to attract new investments, including those from the private sector, to drive the development of the corridor and create high-quality jobs. The United States reaffirms its commitment to pursuing transformative regional investments and working alongside its partners to expand and develop this corridor in the future. These investments are seen as crucial steps towards building an open, secure, and prosperous future for all involved.

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