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S Jaishankar, Liz Truss maintain bilateral talks to spice up India-UK ties in strategic areas

UK Foreign Secretary Truss is predicted to announce a collection of tech and infrastructure tie-ups with India to spice up each economies and assist growing international locations develop in a clear and sustainable manner

S Jaishankar meets Liz Truss in Delhi. Twitter/@trussliz

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and British Liz Truss held wide-ranging talks on Friday with a give attention to infrastructure funding in addition to defence and safety cooperation.

On a two-day go to to India, Truss additionally held conferences with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav right here.

Truss is predicted to announce a collection of tech and infrastructure tie-ups with India to spice up each economies and assist growing international locations develop in a clear and sustainable manner, in response to an announcement issued by the British High Commission on Truss’ India go to.

As per an ANI report, each ministers undertook an in depth overview of the Roadmap 2030 launched through the India-UK Virtual Summit held on 4 May, 2021.

India and the UK, after a digital summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson, had unveiled an formidable 10-year roadmap to spice up cooperation in key areas, together with defence, safety and healthcare.

They had additionally introduced an enhanced commerce partnership underneath which they agreed to barter a complete and balanced FTA together with an interim commerce pact for delivering early positive factors.

Ahead of her India go to, Truss stated, “I want the UK and India to step up their partnership in critical areas like technology, investment, security and defence. India is the world’s largest democracy, a tech and economic powerhouse and a vital strategic partner for the UK.”

In a tweet throughout close to the tip of the day she stated:

“Closer ties – including in areas like tech and infrastructure – will deliver jobs and growth in both countries, boost developing world economies and help us promote our values on the global stage,” she stated.

Earlier within the day, Truss tweeted, “In Delhi on my first visit as Foreign Secretary. I’ll be discussing how to boost our partnership with our great friends India and deliver for the British people in areas like Tech & infrastructure investment; building back better after COVID; security and defence.”

With inputs from PTI

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