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PM Modi, UK PM Rishi Sunak hold bilateral talks in Hiroshima, discuss FTA negotiations


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held bilateral talks with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the G7 in Hiroshima, during which the two leaders reviewed the bilateral Strategic Partnership and also took stock of the progress in the India-UK FTA negotiations.

PM Modi in a tweet said the meeting with the UK PM, their first in-person meeting, was a very fruitful one.

“The meeting with PM @RishiSunak was a very fruitful one. We discussed boosting cooperation in trade, innovation, science and other such sectors.”

The MEA spokesperson in a tweet said the two leaders held productive talks and agreed to deepen cooperation across trade and investment, science and technology, higher education, and people to people ties.

“A boost to India-Great Britain Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

PM @narendramodi held productive talks with PM @RishiSunak of UK in Hiroshima.

“The two leaders reviewed their Strategic Partnership, including took stock of progress in India-UK FTA negotiations.

“Leaders agreed to deepen cooperation across a wide range of areas, such as trade & investment, science & technology, higher education, and people to people relationship.”

They also discussed India’s ongoing G-20 Presidency.

Prime Minister Modi said he looked forward to welcoming Prime Minister Sunak in New Delhi for the G-20 Summit.

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