The British government on Saturday announced that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will pay a planned visit to India next week as part of a planned trip from 2019 to strengthen trade and security ties between the two countries.
The visit begins on Thursday in Ahmedabad, where Johnson will meet with heads of major corporations, making it the UK Prime Minister’s first visit to Gujarat, India’s fifth largest and almost half home country. Indian people living in British territory.
On Friday, Boris Johnson is expected to meet with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi to discuss common interests such as “strategic security and diplomatic and economic relations”. Improve security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, “the British government said in a statement.
According to the note, the Conservative leader will use the visit to enhance negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement, which began earlier this year, which will be a British priority after Brexit.
The British government estimates that the agreement with India could increase total UK trade by 35 28 million (approximately மில்லியன் 34 million) annually by 2035.
“When confronted with threats to our peace and prosperity from authoritarian governments, it is essential that democracies and friends remain together,” Boris Johnson said of the trip.
“India, as a major economic power and the largest democracy in the world, is a very valuable strategic partner for the UK in these uncertain times,” he added.
Boris Johnson wanted to make his first international trip to India after coming to power in 2019, but the visit was postponed several times due to epidemic.
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