UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Excellent meeting with @DominicRaab, UK Secretary of State of @FCDOGovUK. Discussed the vast potential of the India-UK partnership in the post-COVID, post-BREXIT world. Looking forward to next month’s visit by PM @BorisJohnson as Chief Guest at our Republic Day celebrations,” PM Modi tweeted.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava in a tweet said, “UK Foreign Secretary @DominicRaab called on PM @narendramodi. Discussions covered various facets of our strategic partnership.”
Recalling his recent telephone conversation with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, PM Modi stressed the importance of the India-UK partnership in the post-COVID world. He called for an ambitious and outcome-oriented 360-degree roadmap covering trade and investment, defence and security, migration and mobility, education, energy, climate change and health, in order to tap the full potential of the bilateral relationship, according to the official release.
Foreign Secretary Raab conveyed the greetings of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to PM Modi and thanked the Prime Minister for participating in the recently held Climate Ambition Summit co-hosted by the UK. He also stressed the priority that the UK Government attaches to elevating relations with India, based on shared values and interests and the potential to address common global challenges together, the statement said.
Foreign Secretary Raab took the opportunity to hand over a letter from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, inviting the Prime Minister to the G7 meeting to be chaired by the UK in 2021.
The Prime Minister thanked him and accepted the invitation.