India, UK review bilateral agenda, discuss implementation of ‘Roadmap 2030’
FS Harsh Vardhan Shringla concluded his two day (July 23-24) visit to the UK
Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla during his two-day visit to the UK met with Minister of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Lord Tariq Ahmad and Permanent Under Secretary, Philip Barton and comprehensively reviewed the bilateral agenda and implementation of ‘Roadmap 2030’.
A tweet from the Indian High Commission in UK on Saturday informed about the ‘cordial meetings’ of FS Shringla with UK Minister Ahmad and Permanent Under Secretary Barton.
“Cordial meetings at FCDO of HE Foreign Secretary @HarshShringla with HE Minister of State Lord Tariq Ahmad & HE Permanent Under Secretary @PhilipRBarton: comprehensive review of India-UK agenda, co-op in multilateral fora & on global issues, implementation of RoadMap2030,” said the tweet.
Following his meeting with the Indian Foreign Secretary, UK Minister, Lord Tariq Ahmad had in a twitter post said that in the meeting, ways for continued growth of the UK-India relationship were discussed along with how the UK and India could provide leadership on global issues and be a force for good.
“Glad to meet @harshvshringla again today. We last met in Delhi – a pleasure to be able to host this time in London. We discussed the continued growth of the UK-India relationship and how, together, the UK and India can provide leadership on global issues and be a force for good,” the tweet had said.
On Friday, Permanent Undersecretary, Philip R Barton had tweeted, “Today I welcomed @harshvshringla to London for talks on delivery of the UK/India #2030Roadmap. The UK-India partnership is going from strength to strength as we work towards our shared ambitions.”
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited London on 23-24 July.
During the visit, he called on Lord Tariq Ahmad, Minister of State for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and held meetings with Deputy NSA, David Quarrey, CMG, Permanent Under Secretary Sir Philip Barton, representatives of leading Think Tanks of UK, and media representatives.
Earlier in May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson had held a virtual summit and both adopted an ambitious ‘Roadmap 2030’ and elevated bilateral ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.’
The ‘Roadmap 2030’ paves the way for a deeper and stronger engagement over the next ten years in the key areas of people to people contacts, trade and economy, defence and security, climate action and health.