External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Britain’s Home Secretary James Cleverley. (ANI)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met British Home Secretary James Cleverley on Monday evening and appreciated his support, underscoring the continued strength of the strategic partnership between India and Britain. Important issues shaping bilateral relations were also discussed in the meeting of the two leaders. The discussion revolved around the important role of mobility, skills and talent in promoting cooperative development.
Met Britain’s Foreign Secretary James Cleverley at the High Commissioner’s reception on Monday evening. External Affairs Minister Jaishankar posted on Twitter that he discussed the importance of mobility, skills and talent in the development of our bilateral cooperation. They also exchanged views on joint efforts to address serious concerns such as extremism, economic crimes, trafficking and security.
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar on official visit to UK
Let us tell you that Foreign Minister Jaishankar is currently on an official visit to UK. He also held discussions with UK Defense Secretary Grant Shapps. The focus of their talks was to promote defense and security cooperation between the two countries. Jaishankar said in a post on X that he had a good conversation with the British Defense Secretary on Monday afternoon. There was discussion on increasing defense and security cooperation between our two countries.
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New opportunities for British partners
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar also highlighted promising avenues of cooperation through the Make in India initiative, which provide new opportunities for British partners. The leaders also exchanged views on global security challenges, emphasizing convergence in their strategic vision. It was also written in his post that Make in India provides new opportunities for our British partners. We also shared perspectives on global security challenges and convergence in our approach.
Following a surprise Cabinet reshuffle by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Jaishankar met Britain’s newly appointed Foreign Secretary David Cameron and wished him good luck as he takes charge of his new office on Monday.
sharp criticism of the police
Former Home Secretary Suella Braverman was sacked by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after she sharply criticized police amid ongoing pro-Palestine rallies in the UK, and former Prime Minister David Cameron was appointed as Foreign, Commonwealth and Secretary of State. Was. Development matters, Downing Street gave this information on Monday.
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Notably, this is only the second time since World War II that a former prime minister has returned to the cabinet. Cameron resigned as prime minister in 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum called by him. Foreign Minister Jaishankar reached Britain on Saturday and will end his visit on November 15.
Jaishankar spoke on India-UK FTA
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday said India and Britain are currently focusing on a free trade agreement and are hopeful that the two sides will reach an agreement that works for both. Jaishankar is here on a five-day official visit to Britain with the aim of reviewing various aspects of bilateral relations and giving ‘new momentum to friendly relations’.
more emphasis on working together
He also said that Agenda 2030 puts more emphasis on working together on connectivity, trade, defense and security, health and climate change. Jaishankar said that we are focusing on what is officially called advanced trade partnership. In general terms, it is called FTA (Free Trade Agreement).
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He said that today the governments of India and Britain are discussing this and we hope that we will reach an agreement that will work for both of us. The India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership was launched in 2021 with the India-UK Roadmap 2030, which aims to expand relations across a range of sectors. Speaking to the Indian community at a Diwali event in London, Jaishankar also talked about his meetings with newly appointed Foreign Minister David Cameron, Defense Minister Grant Shapps and Home Minister James Cleverley.