PM Modi meets UK PM Johnson, discusses counter-terrorism, Afghanistan and Indo-Pacific
This was the first in-person bilateral meeting between PM Modi and his UK counterpart Boris Johnson
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP on the sidelines of the COP26 World Leaders Summit in Glasgow where both leaders reviewed the implementation of the Roadmap 2030 priorities particularly in the trade and economy, people-to-people, health, defence and security areas.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, both Prime Ministers expressed satisfaction at the progress in delivering the Enhanced Trade Partnership including steps taken towards the launch of FTA negotiations.
Both leaders also discussed regional and global challenges including Afghanistan, Counter-Terrorism, Indo-Pacific, supply chain resilience and post-Covid global economic recovery, the MEA said.
During the meeting, as per the MEA, Prime Minister Modi congratulated UK PM Johnson for successfully organising the COP26 and for his personal leadership in championing global action for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The Prime Minister reiterated India's commitment to closely work with the UK on climate finance, technology, innovation and adaptation of green hydrogen, renewables and clean technologies including joint initiatives under ISA and CDRI.
Prime Minister Modi reiterated his desire to welcome PM Johnson in India soon.
After completing his three-day visit to Rome, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday landed in Glasgow where he is scheduled to attend the COP26 Summit.
“Landed in Glasgow. Will be joining the @COP26 Summit, where I look forward to working with other world leaders on mitigating climate change and articulating India’s efforts in this regard,” PM Modi tweeted on Sunday.