Unique Delhi: British prime minister Boris Johnson will visit India in January to be the executive guest at the Republic Day Parade, UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab announced on Tuesday after retaining talks with his Indian counterpart Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
Addressing a joint press convention after the talks, Jaishankar acknowledged the two aspects held four hours of dialogue on a apt selection of concerns and level of curiosity has been on the qualified technique to procure the bilateral ties to a increased level.
Productive talks with UK Distant places Secretary @DominicRaab as of late. Discussed opportunities in a put up-COVID put up-Brexit world for a stronger India-UK partnership. Engaged on Roadmap 2030 to that slay. pic.twitter.com/QT1QZMNn29
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) December 15, 2020
“In fresh years as , there had been very advantageous adjustments in world politics and we each judge that our pursuits are greater served by working together more successfully,” he acknowledged and added that crucial concerns, including the topic in Afghanistan as also developments in Gulf and evolution of the Indo-Pacific dwelling had been discussed.
Jaishankar acknowledged challenges posed by terrorism and radicalism which are shared concerns had been also discussed for the duration of the talks.
“Top Minister Boris Johnson has invited Top Minister Narendra Modi to affix the UK-hosted G7 summit next 300 and sixty five days. The UK Top Minister has also authorized the very kindly invitation to relief India’s Republic Day celebrations (as chief guest) in January which is an unlimited honour,” Raab acknowledged.
On his fragment, Jaishankar acknowledged Johnson accepting the invitation for the Republic Day was, in a technique, symbolic of a peculiar generation in Indo-UK ties.
Raab’s three-day visit to India from 14-17 December comes at a time the UK is retaining complex negotiations with the European Union on reaching a put up-Brexit commerce deal.
In the wake of Brexit, the UK has been ramping up commerce with leading economies love India. There had been apprehensions that its separation from the European Union without a commerce deal may maybe perhaps presumably severely cripple its monetary markets and can dangle prolonged-term implications for its financial system.
The British foreign secretary is scheduled to meet Atmosphere Minister Prakash Javadekar and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.
Raab may maybe perhaps even lumber to Bengaluru the place he’ll meet Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa on 17 December.