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Jaishankar concludes UK visit with message of convergence


External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar left London at the end of a four-day visit to the UK on Friday with a message of convergence as the two countries agreed on an ambitious ‘2030 Roadmap’ towards a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Addressing a virtual event titled ‘India and the United Kingdom in a Post-COVID World’ at the Policy Exchange think tank in London on Thursday evening, the minister reviewed the redefined contours of the UK-India relationship in the wake of the Virtual Summit between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Boris Johnson earlier in the week.

He reflected on the context of the COVID-19 pandemic giving the bilateral ties a greater urgency for an overdue ”upgrade”.

“Our Prime Ministers held a virtual summit that has truly redefined the contours of our relationship. They agreed on an ambitious roadmap for 2030 that sets forth their vision of cooperation in great detail,” said Jaishankar.

“Underlying this exercise is a larger…

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