A virtual summit took place on Tuesday between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the midst of the Corona crisis in the country. Addressing the media after the summit, the Ministry of External Affairs said that Prime Minister Johnson informed Prime Minister Modi that the Serum Institute of India is investing in Britain and will make the vaccine in Britain. On the Modi-Johnson Virtual Summit, the Ministry of External Affairs said that there has been discussion on co-production and co-development of defense equipment. Also, the India-UK summit has opened a new chapter in bilateral relations.
The Foreign Ministry said that the two leaders also discussed the current status of the corona virus and the ongoing fight against it in cooperation. PM Modi also thanked Boris Johnson for the medical supplies provided by Britain for the second wave of Corona. “Britain was the first to respond,” said Sandeep Chakraborty, Joint Secretary, Europe-West, Ministry of External Affairs. He sent medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators, cylinders, ventilators and other items. The partnership between SII and Oxford is also discussed. ”
The two leaders (PM Modi & UK PM) also discussed the global pandemic situation & ongoing cooperation in the fight against it. PM Modi thanked PM Johnson for prompt medical assistance provided in UK, in wake of severe 2nd wave in India: Sandeep Chakraborty, Jt Secy, Europe West, MEA pic.twitter.com/4a2Nmhvv0X
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In this virtual meeting PM Modi and Boris Johnson have agreed to expand the partnership on vaccine, therapeutic and diagnosis of corona virus. At the same time, PM Modi tweeted on this conversation that I had a productive virtual summit with my friend UK PM Boris Johnson. We have adopted an ambitious roadmap 2030 for a comprehensive strategic partnership to India-UK relations. He added, “We also discussed the ongoing cooperation on the corona virus.”