A report by Freedom House, a US government-funded NGO, released on Wednesday had claimed sustained erosion of civil liberties in India.
The agreement was reached after Italy decided to pay a compensation of Rs 4 crore each to the families of the two deceased fisherman Derek William Valentine alias Justin, 50, and Ajesh Binki, 21. The owner of the boat could be given Rs 2 crore.
In a statement, the MEA said the two sides also discussed the opportunities for strengthening the India-EU strategic partnership in a post-COVID world, including in areas of healthcare, global supply chain resilience, and reformed multilateralism.
Separately, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said India and China are going through an "unprecedented" situation, but noted that the border row is one part of the larger issue of how the two countries adjust to each other when both are rising.