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Foreign Secretary Shringla Meets British Counterpart To Review Plan For Free Trade Agreement

Shringla held meetings with Lord Tariq Ahmad, Minister of South Asia in the Foreign Office, and Philip Barton, the Permanent Under-Secretary of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) on Friday.

Foreign Secretary Shringla Meets British Counterpart To Review Plan For Free Trade Agreement
Shringla and his British counterpart Lord Tariq Ahmad discussed Roadmap 2030, a plan developed to facilitate free trade agreement (FTA) on Friday | PTI
Foreign Secretary Shringla Meets British Counterpart To Review Plan For Free Trade Agreement
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2021-07-24T14:51:56+05:30

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla met his British counterpart Lord Tariq Ahmad and reviewed the status of UK-India cooperation in multilateral fora. They held discussion on  execution of Roadmap 2030, a 10-year plan launched in May with an aim to facilitate bilateral partnership on the road to a free trade agreement (FTA).

Shringla arrived in London on Friday on a two-day visit.

The meetings held on Friday included Lord Tariq Ahmad, Minister of South Asia in the Foreign Office, and Philip Barton, the Permanent Under-Secretary of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

"Cordial meetings at FCDO of HE Foreign Secretary @HarshShringla with HE Minister of State Lord Tariq Ahmad & HE Permanent Under-Secretary @PhilipRBarton: a comprehensive review of India-UK agenda, co-op in multilateral fora & on global issues, implementation of RoadMap2030," the Indian High Commission in the UK tweeted.

The Roadmap 2030 was adopted at a virtual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson to elevate bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership and guide cooperation over the next decade in the key areas of trade and economy, defence and security and climate change, among others.

"Glad to meet @harshvshringla again today. We last met in Delhi – a pleasure to be able to host this time in London. We discussed the continued growth of the - relationship and how, together, the UK and India can provide leadership on global issues and be a force for good," Ahmad tweeted.

"Today I welcomed @harshvshringla to London for talks on the delivery of the UK/India #2030Roadmap. The partnership is going from strength to strength as we work towards our shared ambitions," Barton, who previously served as British High Commissioner to India, tweeted. 

(With PTI Inputs)

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