Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a telephonic conversation with his British counterpart Boris Johnson during which he spoke on a range of topics, including the recent recognition of Indian vaccine certification by the UK.
The telephone talks came four days after the UK announced that Indian travelers have been fully vaccinated with both doses of Covishield or any other vaccine approved by it. Will not undergo 10-day mandatory quarantine On arrival from October 11
“Prime Minister Boris Johnson and PM Modi discuss common fight coronavirus And the importance of carefully opening up to international travel. They agreed that the recognition of Indian vaccine certification by the UK is a welcome development to that end,” said a statement issued by the United Kingdom.
Nice to talk to Prime Minister @BorisJohnson. We reviewed progress on the India-UK Agenda 2030, exchanged views on climate action in the context of the upcoming COP-26 in Glasgow and shared our assessments on regional issues, including Afghanistan.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 11 October 2021
The British statement also said that the two prime ministers discussed the common fight against the coronavirus and opening up of international travel.
The two leaders discussed Afghanistan and agreed on the need for a coordinated international approach to engaging with the Taliban.
“The leaders also talked about the current situation in Afghanistan. They agreed on the need for a coordinated international approach to engagement with the Taliban, stressing the importance of upholding human rights in the country,” it said.
The two prime ministers welcomed the progress made on the 2030 Roadmap since it was agreed upon by Johnson and Modi in May.
“This includes sectors like trade and defence. The leaders look forward to the upcoming visit of the UK Carrier Strike Group to India and the deepening of the UK-India strategic partnership,” said a statement shared with journalists by the British High Commission in New Delhi.
Roadmap 2030 aims to take bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership and guide cooperation in key areas of trade and economy, defense and security, climate change and people-to-people contacts over the next decade.
They also discussed the strengthening of UK-India relations and climate action in the context of the upcoming COP-26 in Glasgow.
“He (Boris) noted that India is already leading the world in renewable technology and expressed the hope that they would be committed to achieving a nationally determined contribution and net zero emissions,” the statement said.