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PM Modi urges British counterpart Rishi Sunak to take strong action against anti-India elements

The leaders reviewed the progress on a number of bilateral issues as part of the India-UK Roadmap 2030. They expressed satisfaction at the recent high-level exchanges and growing cooperation, particularly in trade and economic sector.

by IP Staff

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday talked to British PM and raised the issue of security of Indian diplomatic establishments in the United Kingdom.

In a telephonic conversation with his British counterpart Rishi Sunak, PM called for strong action against anti-India elements active in that country, officials said.

Pleased to speak with UK PM @RishiSunak. Extended Baisakhi greetings to him, and new year greetings to the vibrant Indian community in the UK. We reviewed progress on a number of issues to further strengthen India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, including FTA.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 13, 2023

The leaders reviewed the progress on a number of bilateral issues as part of the India-UK Roadmap 2030. They expressed satisfaction at the recent high-level exchanges and growing cooperation, particularly in trade and economic sectors. They agreed on the need for early conclusion of a mutually beneficial Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.

Sunak conveyed that the UK considers the attack on Indian High Commission totally unacceptable and assured of security of the Indian Mission and its personnel. During the talks, Sunak reiterated the UK’s full support for India’s ongoing G20 presidency.

PM Modi also raised the issue of economic offenders who have sought refuge in the UK. He sought progress on the return of these fugitives so that they can appear before the Indian judicial system.

Indian PM also invited PM Sunak for the G20 Summit to be held in September 2023.

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