UK PM Johnson in glowing Gandhi tributes in Gujarat

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his amazement at the simple principles of truth and non-violence advocated by Mahatma Gandhi that changed the world for the better.

Johnson, who landed in Ahmedabad on April 21, visited Sabarmati Ashram. He was accompanied by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupesh Patel. Writing a message in the visitor's book at the Ashram, Johnson said, "It is an immense privilege to come to the Ashram of this extraordinary man, and to understand how he mobilised such simple principles of truth and non-violence to change the world for the better."

'Guide to London', one of the first few books written by Mahatma Gandhi which never got published will be gifted to UK Prime Minister by Sabarmati Ashram.

'The Spirit's Pilgrimage', the autobiography of Madeleine Slade or Mirabehn who became Mahatma Gandhi's disciple will also be gifted to Boris Johnson by Sabarmati Ashram.

Johnson, during his two-day visit to India, will focus on stepping up cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, giving momentum to negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries as well as enhancing defence ties.

Johnson will announce a slew of commercial agreements and hold bilateral discussions with a focus on the UK and India's trade, investment and technology partnership.

The British High Commission (BHC), in a statement, said Johnson will use his visit to India to boost "our collaboration with one of the world's fastest-growing economies, slashing trade barriers for UK businesses and driving jobs and growth at home".


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