Modi and Boris Johnson resolve to work closely on trade, defence


NEW DELHI: IndianPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to his British counterpart Boris Johnson over the phone and congratulated him for securing a majority in the recently held general elections of the country.

According to an official statement, the two leaders also resolved to continue working closely together on issues such as trade, security and defence, and to step up our cooperation on climate change ahead of next year’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives walks with Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Costa prior to a bilateral meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Thursday (ANI Photo/ R Raveendran)

I wish him the best and look forward to working together for closer India-UK ties,” Prime Minister Modi had tweeted following Johnson’s election win last week.

Johnson’s Conservative Party on Friday secured a majority in the House of Commons. The victory would mean that they will plough ahead with the Brexit, dashing all chances of a second referendum over the issue.

This was Britain’s third general election in a little more than four years, and the second since the June 2016 Brexit referendum. (ANI)

Modi further conveyed that Johnson’s re-election reflected the faith reposed by the people of UK in him and the Conservative Party. Boris Johnson thanked the Prime Minister for his good wishes. He also expressed his commitment to further strengthen India-UK ties. (ANI)