PM speaks to UK’s Boris Johnson

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New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to his UK counterpart Boris Johnson and discussed the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The two leaders also reviewed the promising cooperation between India and UK in the area of vaccine development and manufacturing, the PMO said.

The leaders reiterated their shared desire to impart a quantum jump to the India-UK partnership in the post-COVID, post-BREXIT era, and agreed that there was tremendous potential for enhancing collaboration in trade and investment, scientific research, mobility of professionals and students, and defence and security, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

In addition to this, they laid particular emphasis on India and UK joining hands in the fight against climate change, and appreciated their collaboration under platforms like the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.

The leaders also agreed that officials from both sides would continue their work to quickly finalise an ambitious long-term roadmap for the India-UK partnership.