Indian PM Modi offers condolences in call with UK PM Truss

Newly-appointed UK Prime Minister Liz Truss had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who extended his condolences over the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.

"On behalf of the people of India, Prime Minister Modi conveyed deep condolences to the Royal family and the people of UK on the sad demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II," as per a government press release. PM Modi also congratulated Truss on assuming office of Prime Minister of UK.

He also appreciated her contributions to the India-UK bilateral relationship in her previous roles as Trade Secretary and Foreign Secretary. Both leaders committed to further strengthening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and UK.

The two leaders discussed various issues of bilateral interest including the progress in the implementation of the Roadmap 2030, ongoing FTA negotiations, defence & security cooperation, and the people-to-people ties between both countries, as per a government release.

Modi condoled the death of Queen Elizabeth II as he hailed her "inspiring leadership".

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch of the UK, died earlier Thursday at the age of 96. King Charles III was proclaimed as the new monarch of England on September 10 after his mother Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8.

(ANI)

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