UK Foreign Secretary calls Indian counterpart to discuss G20
Indian Minister S. Jaishankar received a call from United Kingdom Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and discussed the agenda of India's G20 Presidency.
Notably, India and UK are working to conclude a Free Trade Agreement. Earlier, Britain's High Commissioner Alex Ellis highlighted that after covering a lot of ground now the question is down to not just the technical details but political will on both sides to push for an early conclusion of the deal.
The ties between India and the UK are often described as a Living Bridge, a dynamic economic force of people, businesses, and ideas. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi drives forward plans to make India a developed nation within the next 25 years and the UK forge deeper trade relationships around the globe.
The UK-India free trade agreement is well-advanced. Although trade at the moment is worth pounds 29.6 billion, India is only the 12th largest trading partner of the UK.
The UK has signed trade deal agreements with 71 counties since its exit from the European Union in the year 2020.