British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will shorten his delayed go to to India later this month, his first main bilateral international go to since taking energy in 2019, his workplace stated Wednesday.
The journey was initially set for January and heralded as a chance for Britain to refocus its worldwide commerce coverage within the wake of Brexit because it pursues a so-called “global Britain” technique.
But spiking coronavirus deaths at residence triggered the delay and now rising circumstances in India have led to Johnson shorten the three-day go to, which begins April 26.
“We’ve been in close contact with the Indian government about the PM’s upcoming visit in light of the Covid situation in India,” Johnson’s spokesman stated.
“As a result of these discussions the PM has made the decision to reduce the length of this visit… so it will be a shorter programme in New Delhi.
Johnson will concentrate on “high-level discussions with the Indian authorities and Indian enterprise leaders,” he added.
The exact length of his trip will be detailed shortly, but Johnson’s office said, adding that the “bulk” of the conferences can be on April 26.
The go to is geared toward strengthening bilateral commerce ties, funding and cooperation in numerous areas together with defence, safety, well being and local weather change.
It follows an invite from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who not too long ago took half in a local weather summit hosted by London.
Johnson has highlighted the 2 nations’ burgeoning commerce and funding relationship, price an estimated $32 billion, 26 billion euros yearly.
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