UK PM Johnson speaks to Indian PM on travel, trade, climate

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Indian Prime Minister Modi discussed the two countries' travel, trade, and climate.

They discussed the strength of the UK-India relationship and welcomed the progress made on the 2030 Roadmap since PM Johnson and PM Modi agreed on it in May. This includes areas such as trade and defence. The leaders looked forward to the upcoming visit of the UK Carrier Strike Group to India and the deepening of the UK-India strategic partnership.

PM Johnson underlined the importance of making concrete progress on climate change ahead of and at the upcoming COP26 Summit. He noted that India already led the world in renewable technology and expressed his hope that they will commit to a more ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution and to achieving Net Zero emissions.

The Prime Ministers discussed the shared fight against coronavirus and the importance of cautiously opening up international travel. They agreed the UK's recognition of Indian vaccine certification is a welcome development to that end.

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