BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the G7 Summit being held in Biarritz.
The leaders on Sunday (25) agreed to further strengthen the bilateral partnership between the two countries after Brexit — including by working more closely together to overcome barriers to trade and build on economic ties, a statement from the British prime minister’s office said.
“They discussed the environment and agreed on the importance of tackling plastic pollution. The prime minister thanked prime minister Modi for his leadership on the critical issue of climate change,” the statement added.
“PM Modi begins by congratulating PM Johnson on England’s spectacular win in the third test of the Ashes a short while ago.
“The two leaders are discussing ways to strengthen India-UK cooperation,” the Indian prime minister’s office tweeted.
This is the first meeting between the two leaders after Johnson became prime minister in July.
The two leaders were in France to attend the G-7 Summit.
The meeting of the two leaders came against the backdrop of the Indian government revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcating the state into two union territories.
During a telephone call earlier, the British prime minister told Modi that Kashmir remains a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan as far as the UK’s view is concerned.