India and the UK will launch a complete ‘Roadmap 2030’ to deepen cooperation over the following decade throughout 5 key areas at a Virtual Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his UK counterpart Boris Johnson on Tuesday.
The areas for additional increasing and deepening bilateral cooperation embody people-to-people relationship, commerce and prosperity, defence and safety, local weather motion and healthcare, per an official launch from the Ministry of External Affairs.
“Both leaders can even focus on Covid-19 cooperation and the worldwide efforts to struggle the pandemic,’ the discharge stated.
The UK has been serving to India to struggle the present surge in infections and deaths within the nation by supplying necessities corresponding to oxygen tools and ventilators which have already began arriving.
Johnson had to twice delay his deliberate go to to India this year–the first time in January for India’s Republic Day celebrations and the second time in April–as the Covid-19 pandemic made journey tough.
India and UK share a ‘Strategic Partnership’ since 2004. It has been marked by common excessive degree exchanges and rising convergences in numerous areas, the discharge stated.
‘The Summit can be an vital alternative to elevate our multi-faceted strategic ties and improve cooperation on regional and world problems with mutual curiosity,” the discharge said.
The two sides had earlier expressed their curiosity in a potential launch of the India-UK Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) at the Summit, which may lead to a possible complete Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the 2 nations.