UK PM Boris Johnson accepts PM Modi’s invitation to visit India

New Delhi: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to visit India. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday said the British PM has agreed to plan a visit to India “as soon as circumstances permit”.

Prime Minister Modi on Monday invited Boris Johnson to the sidelines of the ongoing COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, as the two leaders discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas such as green hydrogen, renewable and clean technologies, the economy and defence. Of. .

The UK PM was to visit India as the chief guest at the Republic Day parade in January this year but his visit was canceled due to the Covid situation in the country as the number of cases was rising. The meeting between Modi and Boris Johnson at the COP26 summit in Glasgow was the first personal interaction between the two leaders.

PM Modi’s talks with the British PM scheduled after the opening ceremony of the World Leaders Summit at COP26 to review the 2030 roadmap for a stronger UK-India strategic relationship signed by the two, with a focus on the UK-India climate partnership Went. leaders during a virtual summit in May of this year.

Prime Minister Modi congratulated Johnson for successfully organizing COP26 and for his personal leadership in global action for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

They reiterated India’s commitment to work closely with the UK on climate finance, technology, innovation and adaptation, green hydrogen, renewable and clean technologies, jointly under the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). Initiatives included. The Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release.

The two Prime Ministers especially reviewed the implementation of the Roadmap 2030 priorities in the areas of business and economy, people-to-people, health, defense and security.