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Relations between India and Britain will progress under Rishi’s leadership, Boris Johnson said – can’t wait till Diwali for a free trade agreement

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Bilateral trade between the two countries registered a growth of 28 percent even without a free trade agreement.
Johnson said, Vladimir Putin will be defeated in front of Ukraine’s courage

New Delhi. Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that India-UK relations will continue to grow unprecedentedly under the leadership of Indian-origin British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Today both the countries need each other more than ever. Johnson asked both the countries to finalize the free trade agreement as he could not wait for the next Diwali.

Addressing the ‘Hindustan Times Leadership Conference’, the former British Prime Minister said, ‘We are living in dangerous and difficult times, in such a situation both countries need each other today more than ever’ He said that starting from his side None of the campaigns carried out was as successful as his visit to Gujarat in April this year and a program of welcoming Sachin Tendulkar there. Johnson said, ‘My picture was all around and thousands of people were dancing and greeting in the streets.’

He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he had discussed the future of India-UK partnership during this visit. He said that their conversation was excellent and its results also came out. ‘India is the number one overseas student coming to the UK and 108,000 Indian students support our education industry’

Johnson said that even without a free trade agreement, the bilateral trade between the two countries has registered an increase of 28 percent. “We have to finally finalize a free trade agreement that has mysteriously not progressed since he (Johnson) stepped down,” he said. Modi and I had said that it would be done by Diwali. I can’t wait for next Diwali for a free trade agreement.

First there was a minister of Indian origin and now the Prime Minister
Johnson said, ‘The government that I proudly led had more ministers of Indian origin than any other country in the world. Its great achievement has been that the people who took my place are of Indian origin only. Significantly, last month, Sunak became the first Indian-origin Prime Minister of Britain. Sunak replaces Liz Truss. Truss became the Prime Minister of Britain after Johnson resigned.

Johnson said he knew that “under Sunak’s leadership, this strong and methodical relationship will continue to grow.” Today both countries need each other more than ever because Prime Minister Modi and Foreign Minister Jaishankar had said that we are living in dangerous and difficult times.

Johnson said, Vladimir Putin will be defeated before the courage of Ukraine
He criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for attacking Ukraine without provocation. He said that Putin will lose and it will be fair too. He said that Putin will be defeated in front of the love and courage of the people of Ukraine. He said that Russia’s export of military equipment will also be affected by this. Johnson praised the India-UK cooperation regarding the vaccine against Kovid.

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