Prime Minister (PM Narendra Modi) May 4, 2021 at the day British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ( Boris Johnson) hosted an online summit with (Virtual Summit), which aims to enhance cooperation on global issues between the two countries Is to provide an important opportunity. On this, PM Modi tweeted and said, "A virtual summit was held with my friend UK PM Boris Johnson. We have adopted an ambitious roadmap 2030 to further India-UK relations and strategic partnership between the two countries ”.
In another tweet, PM Modi said, "We welcomed the launch of an enhanced trade partnership as a roadmap to a comprehensive FTA, with the goal of more than doubling bilateral trade by 2030." Apart from this, we have also agreed on many new initiatives in health, technology, energy etc. Simultaneously, we also discussed ongoing cooperation on the COVID-19 pandemic and also reiterated our commitment to ambitious climate action to meet the Paris COP-26 goals. ”
10-year roadmap is ready, and relations will be strengthened
A comprehensive roadmap 2030 was launched during the virtual summit, which according to MEA will strengthen the way to further deepen Indo-UK cooperation over the next ten years. This roadmap will further enhance relations, trade, prosperity, defense, security, climate action and healthcare among the people. Earlier, the British Government confirmed the meeting of the two Prime Ministers, saying that Britain would provide 1000 additional ventilators to Indian hospitals, so as to help deal with the critical condition of Corona. This help will be in addition to the announcement of sending 200 ventilators, 495 oxygen and three oxygen generators last week.
Virtual Summit due to Corona
Actually, the British Prime Minister was to visit India in April, but he had to cancel his trip due to Corona epidemic in India. At the same time, on January 26, 2021, he was to visit India in January as the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations of India. He then had to cancel his trip due to a major spike in COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom (UK). Subsequently, the two leaders decided to hold a virtual summit.