“As we face threats to our peace and prosperity from autocratic states, it’s critical that democracies and pals stick collectively. India, as a serious financial energy and the world’s largest democracy, is a extremely valued strategic associate for the UK in these unsure instances,” stated Johnson, in remarks attributed to him by the British excessive fee.
In contrast to his overseas secretary Elizabeth Truss, who visited India late final month, Johnson didn’t title Russia or particularly point out the Ukraine disaster in his remarks on the India go to.
“My go to to India will ship on the issues that actually matter to the folks of each our nations – from job creation and financial development, to power safety and defence,” he added.
Johnson, who visited Kyiv final week, was banned by Moscow on Saturday for UK’s marketing campaign to isolate Russia internationally. He’s anticipated to transient Modi about his go to to Kyiv and search assist from India in bringing to a halt Russia’s army motion in Ukraine. The 2 international locations may even talk about methods to strengthen safety cooperation within the Indo-Pacific.
The UK stated in a press release that Johnson’s assembly with Modi will deal with boosting financial, defence, safety and expertise cooperation within the face of shared international challenges.
“He (Johnson) will use the go to to drive progress within the Free Commerce Settlement negotiations launched earlier this 12 months – a cope with India is predicted to spice up our whole commerce by as much as £28 billion yearly by 2035 and improve wages throughout the UK by as much as £3 billion,” stated the assertion.
The UK is claimed to be leveraging post-Brexit commerce alternatives with India’s rising economic system to “drive down costs in key commodities for shoppers, open alternatives for UK companies in areas like inexperienced tech and providers, and create high-wage, high-skill jobs”.