New Delhi (EMS). PM Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who arrived at the G20 summit. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said this is Sunak’s first visit to India after becoming Prime Minister in October last year.
After the meeting, PM Modi made a post from his X account and wrote, It was great to meet Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the occasion of G-20 summit in Delhi. We discussed ways to deepen trade ties and promote investment. The PMO said Prime Minister Modi expressed his appreciation for the UK’s support during India’s G-20 Chairmanship, which has been marked by high-level participation in various G-20 meetings and events. The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the progress in various areas of bilateral cooperation, including the India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, as well as in line with the Roadmap 2030. Specifically talked about partnerships in the areas of economy, defense and security, technology, green technology and climate change, health and mobility.
The PMO said the two leaders also exchanged views on international and regional issues of importance and mutual interest. The two leaders also reviewed the progress of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations and expressed hope that the remaining issues can be addressed at the earliest so that a balanced, mutually beneficial and forward-looking FTA can be reached soon. PM Modi also invited Sunak for a bilateral visit at an early and mutually convenient date for more detailed discussions.
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