Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar known as on UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his spouse Akshata Murty at 10 Downing Avenue and conveyed the perfect needs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Diwali on Sunday.
S Jaishankar alongside along with his spouse, Kyoko Jaishankar met with the UK PM and offered him a Lord Ganesha Statue and a cricket bat signed by Indian batting nice Virat Kohli.
Taking to his official deal with on X, EAM S Jaishankar shared particulars about his assembly with the UK PM, posting, “Delighted to name on Prime Minister @RishiSunak on #Diwali Day. Conveyed the perfect needs of PM @narendramodi. India and UK are actively engaged in reframing the connection for up to date occasions. Thank Mr. and Mrs. Sunak for his or her heat reception and gracious hospitality.”
Collectively they expressed their absolute best needs as Indian communities all over the world start #Diwali celebrations.
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) November 12, 2023
S Jaishankar is at the moment on an official go to to the UK, throughout which he’s scheduled to carry a gathering along with his UK counterpart James Cleverly. He arrived in Britain on Saturday and can conclude his go to on November 15.
He’s additionally scheduled to fulfill a number of different dignitaries throughout his go to.
India and the UK have a “rising bilateral partnership”, the MEA said in a launch earlier, noting that the 2 international locations launched a Complete Strategic Partnership in 2021.
“India and the UK share a heat and thriving relationship. The India-UK Complete Strategic Partnership was launched in 2021 together with the India-UK Roadmap 2030,” the MEA said in its launch.
“The Roadmap is a dedication to a partnership that delivers for each the international locations. EAM’s go to will give a brand new impetus to the pleasant ties between the 2 international locations,” it added.
Considerably, India and the UK are negotiating a Free Commerce Settlement. Talks for FTA between India and the UK began in 2022 and the twelfth spherical of negotiations came about from August 8-31 this yr.
Earlier, on November 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his UK counterpart Rishi Sunak mentioned the progress on the Free Commerce Settlement throughout a phone dialog.
Rishi Sunak additionally congratulated PM Modi on Workforce India’s dazzling performances within the ongoing Cricket World Cup.
“Turning to the friendship between the UK and India, the leaders mentioned latest progress on Free Commerce Settlement negotiations. They agreed on the significance of securing an formidable deal that benefitted either side,” the UK authorities said in an official launch.
“The leaders mentioned the continued Cricket World Cup being held in India. The Prime Minister congratulated Prime Minister Modi on the sturdy efficiency of the India crew and stated he hoped England would have extra luck throughout their check collection in India in January,” it added.
PM Modi and Rishi Sunak additionally mentioned the battle in West Asia, particularly within the context of the continued Israel-Hamas warfare. The 2 leaders condemned Hamas’s assaults on Israel and reiterated that the fear group “didn’t characterize” the Palestinian individuals.
The 2 leaders additionally mirrored on the necessity to de-escalate tensions within the wider area.
PM Rishi Sunak underscored the significance of defending harmless civilians in Gaza and making certain assist was in a position to stream into the nation, the assertion added.
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