Speaking about important sectors of cooperation like trade, mobility, defence, and security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Rishi Sunak met on Wednesday.
The meeting was held in conjunction with the G-20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. After the leader of Indian descent became the British prime minister a few weeks ago, it was their first meeting.
Following the meeting, Modi stated that India places a great importance on strong ties with the UK.
“Was great to meet PM @RishiSunak in Bali. India attaches great importance to robust India-UK ties. We discussed ways to increase commercial linkages, raise the scope of security cooperation in context of India’s defence reforms and make people-to-people ties even stronger,” he tweeted.
The two leaders reportedly expressed satisfaction with the current status of the extensive India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and the development of the “Roadmap 2030” for future ties, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
According to the statement, “The two leaders appreciated the importance of working together in bilateral and multilateral forums including G20 and the Commonwealth.”
The MEA added, “Discussions touched upon important sectors of collaboration such as trade, mobility, defence and security.”