India and the United Kingdom reiterated their shared desire to impart a quantum jump to the partnership in the post-COVID, post-BREXIT era. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s telephonic talk with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, the two leaders exchanged thoughts about the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the leaders reviewed the promising cooperation between India and the UK in the area of vaccine development and manufacturing.
The leaders agreed that there was tremendous potential for enhancing collaboration in trade and investment, scientific research, mobility of professionals and students, and defence and security. They laid particular emphasis on India and the UK joining hands in the fight against Climate Change, and appreciated their collaboration under platforms like the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. The leaders also agreed that officials from both sides would continue their work to quickly finalise an ambitious long-term roadmap for the India-UK partnership.