PM Modi’s online meeting with British PM Boris, talk on business and vaccine also


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets online with Prime Minister of Britain
  • The objective was to deepen the relationship in various fields including health and business.
  • British PM’s tour of India postponed due to Corona epidemic

New Delhi
The summit held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Tuesday approved the ambitious ‘Roadmap 2030’ to move the relations of the two countries towards a ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’. A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office after the meeting said that this roadmap paved the way for deeper and stronger exchanges between people in key areas such as connectivity, trade and economy, defense and security, climate and health for the next 10 years. Will do.

The two leaders also discussed the latest status of Kovid-19 as well as ongoing cooperation in the fight against the epidemic and successful partnership with the vaccine.
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On this occasion, Prime Minister Modi thanked Johnson for promptly providing medical aid to India in the wake of the second wave of Corona, while the British Prime Minister has provided support to the UK and other countries through the supply of medicines and vaccines during the last year. India’s role was appreciated.

The two leaders launched commercial partnerships to enhance trade capabilities between countries with the world’s fifth and sixth largest economies, and set an ambitious target of doubling bilateral trade by 2030.
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Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry reported that co-production and co-development of defense equipment were discussed during the Modi-Johnson Digital Summit. The ministry said that Prime Minister Johnson informed PM Modi that the Serum Institute of India is investing in the UK and will make the vaccine in the UK.


On this occasion, the Prime Minister of Britain announced UK-India trade and investment worth one billion pounds. According to a statement from the UK Prime Minister’s Office, this trade and investment will generate more than 6,500 jobs in the UK. The package includes new Indian investment of 53.3 million pounds in the UK. This is expected to generate more than 6,000 jobs in key sectors such as health and technology.

According to the statement, this includes the investment of 24 million Great Britain pounds (GBP) from the Serum Institute. The investment will be made in the vaccine business and new sales office in the UK. This is expected to generate more than one billion dollars of new business. Both sides may issue a 10-year outline at the conclusion of the summit. The purpose of this framework is to further strengthen the relationship.

Johnson’s India tour postponed due to Corona
Johnson was scheduled to visit India last month but his trip was postponed due to the corona virus epidemic. Earlier, in January too, Johnson had plans to come to India to attend the Republic Day celebrations as chief guest, but the trip was postponed due to an outbreak in Britain.


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