File photo of PM Modi and UK PM Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister Boris Jhonson will be the first British PM to visit Rajpath in 27 years as a guest. Earlier in 1993, Britain’s chief John Major joined the parade on 26 January as the chief guest.
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December 15, 2020, 3:04 PM IS
Boris Johnson will be the first British PM to visit Rajpath in 27 years as a guest. Earlier in 1993, Britain’s chief John Major joined the parade on 26 January as the chief guest. According to reports, PM Modi formally invited Johnson during a telephone conversation on 27 November. After this, PM was reportedly invited for the G-7 summit, which will be held in Britain next year.
This proposed visit of the British PM is believed to be in the wake of Brexit that Britain is trying to strengthen trade relations with leading economies like India. It is feared that Britain’s economy will suffer a lot if it comes out of the European Union without a trade agreement.
Five major areas agreed in JulyIn July this year, the two countries agreed to prioritize five major areas Life Science, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Food and Beverage, Chemicals, and Services. On Tuesday, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar held talks with the UK Foreign Minister. During this, Jaishankar held talks with Raab to increase cooperation in areas such as trade, defense, education, environment and health.
India held a virtual meeting with the UK last month to review progress towards a breakthrough enhanced trade partnership that could lead to a free trade agreement in the future. During the talks, the two sides agreed to accelerate the ‘intensification’ of trade relations.