New Delhi: Many important decisions were taken today in the conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In this meeting, PM Modi raised the issue of returning the economic fugitives of India including Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya soon. The two countries released a roadmap for the next decade i.e., Roadmap -2030 for the relationship. In this, both countries pledged to increase their participation in many fields including Indo-Pacific.
These important decisions were taken at the virtual summit
Both countries expressed confidence to take their partnership to the level of a comprehensive strategic partnership. The important decision taken during this meeting is the new India-UK trade partnership. Under this, both the world’s fifth and sixth economies will increase trade among themselves.
Britain announced to open its fisheries sector more to India, more opportunities for professional services including Indian nurses. At the same time, India assured each other to increase opportunities here for fruits, medical devices and advocacy for Britain.
In the meeting, Prime Minister Modi raised the issue of early return of India’s economic fugitives including Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya. At the same time, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that due to the British Criminal Justice System, there are some bottlenecks. But the British government wants that those who commit crimes against India should be present in front of the Indian law and order.
Migration and mobility agreements were also signed between India and Britain on this occasion. Under this, the UK will provide employment opportunities to 3000 young professionals from India. They will have a chance to work without a labor market test for two years. At the same time, India has assured that if Indian citizens have arrived in Britain illegally, then they can be withdrawn. Through this, while there will be an attempt to increase immigration in a legitimate way, there will be an effort to reduce the number of illegal migrants.
Cooperation agreement in the pharmaceutical sector
There is also a cooperation agreement between India and Britain in the pharmaceutical sector. Under this, both countries will cooperate in improving the quality standards of medicines. Vaccine cooperation was also discussed between the Prime Ministers of India and Britain. Prime Minister Johnson said that India will also get the benefit of the vaccine manufacturing capacity being established in the UK by the Serum Institute.
India and Britain have also signed the Global Innovation Partnership. Under this, help will be taken to take the innovations of developing countries including India to the wider international market. For this, both India and Britain will contribute.