4th May, 2021
A virtual summit took place between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Talking about the talks between the top leaders of the two countries, PM Modi said that we have adopted an ambitious roadmap 2030 for comprehensive strategic partnership between India and UK relations. PM Modi said that we have welcomed the launch of an enhanced trade partnership as a roadmap for a comprehensive FTA with the goal of more than doubling bilateral trade by 2030. We have also agreed on new important aspects including health, technology and energy.
Giving more information about the virtual summit, Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that the two top leaders held special discussions on the situation of Corona in the fight against the epidemic and the ongoing global cooperation on it. The meeting exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.
Bagchi pointed out that Elevating India - United Kingdom belongs to a comprehensive strategic partnership. An ambitious 'roadmap 2030' has been adopted at the virtual summit between the two countries. This will pave the way for deeper and stronger linkages in 5 key areas over the next decade.
Let us tell you that for the sake of deepening trade relations between India and Britain, from 3 to 6 May, Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is in Britain where he is attending the meeting of G-7 foreign ministers. He has been invited as a guest country in it. Here he will also make a bilateral visit to Britain and will also have a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.