PM Modi & UK PM Starmer reaffirm their commitment to deepen India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

July 08, 2024 | 13:57:21

Both sides to work towards early conclusion of a mutually beneficial FTA.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Keir Starmer, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

PM Modi congratulated him on assuming charge as Prime Minister of UK and a remarkable victory of the Labour Party in the election.

Both leaders recalled the historic relations between the two countries and reaffirmed their commitment to further deepen and advance the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and the UK. The two leaders agreed to work towards early conclusion of a mutually beneficial India-UK Free Trade Agreement.

Appreciating the positive contributions of the Indian community in the social, economic and political development of the UK, the two sides agreed to continue to promote closed people to people ties.

The Labour Party won a huge mandate in the UK elections and has come to power after 14 years of Conservative rule. Starmer, a former barrister who entered Parliament in 2015, assumed Labour leadership in 2020.

In his first speech outside 10 Downing Street, Starmer promised to serve all citizens, regardless of who they voted for, and assured that the process of change would start immediately to “rebuild Britain.”