– Discussion on global situation along with bilateral relations between the two heads of state
New Delhi H. S.). Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to British PM Rishi Sunak over telephone on Friday night. During this, both the leaders discussed the developments in West Asia and the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. The two Prime Ministers also expressed deep concern over terrorism, the deteriorating security situation and civilian casualties.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Modi and Sunak expressed deep concern over terrorism, the deteriorating security situation and civilian casualties. They agreed on the need for peace, security, stability and continued humanitarian assistance in the region.
According to the statement, Modi congratulated Sunak on the completion of one year in his tenure as Prime Minister and the two leaders welcomed the progress made in expeditiously shaping a mutually beneficial free trade agreement (FTA).
Modi wrote on the social media platform ‘X’, “Spoke to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak this evening. Discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations and deliberated on the situation in West Asia. We agreed that there is no place for terrorism and violence.”
He said, the death of civilians is a matter of grave concern. There is a need to work towards regional peace, security, stability and providing continuous humanitarian assistance.
The statement said the two leaders reiterated their commitment to strengthen the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, including trade, investment, emerging technology, defence, security, health and other areas.
According to the statement, Modi and Sunak agreed to remain in touch and wished each other a happy Diwali.
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