Discussions between PM Modi and Rishi Sunak Regarding the UK-India Free Trade Agreement 

Hiroshima: On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British colleague Rishi Sunak reviewed the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two nations, the India-UK free trade deal, innovation, and research.

On the eve of the G-7 Summit, UK PM Sunak and PM Modi met in Hiroshima and spoke about a variety of topics. PM Modi posted on Twitter, “We discussed enhancing innovation, cooperation in trade, science, and other similar sectors.”

The two presidents discussed their Extensive Strategic Partnership while also reviewing the status of the FTA talks between the UK and India. According to the official statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, leaders “decided to deepen cooperation across a wide range of fields, including commerce & investment, higher education, research & technology, and people-to-people connections.

By making it simpler and more affordable for more companies to conduct international business, a trade agreement between the UK and India will boost economic growth and jobs in both nations and contribute to the diversification of supply chains. India and the UK held their seventh round of FTA negotiations in London from February 6th to 10th.

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The G-20 Presidency of India was also a topic of conversation between the two leaders, and PM Modi welcomed PM Sunak to New Delhi for the summit. PM Modi visited the “Peace Memorial Museum” earlier today to start his day, where he took in the recorded displays and signed the guest book.

At the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, PM Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and other world leaders paid respect to the victims of the atomic bombing.

While the invited nations were en route to pay respects to Hiroshima victims, PM Modi was observed having a brief talk with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. To attend the Group of Seven (G7) conference, PM Modi is in Japan. At the request of his Japanese companion, Fumio Kishida, the prime minister is traveling to East Asia.

In its capacity as the G7’s current chair, Japan is hosting the summit. From May 19 to May 21, PM Modi will be in Hiroshima for the G7 conference. He also met the president of Brazil today in addition to PM Sunak.

On Saturday, PM Modi met separately with the presidents of Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the United States Joe Biden, France’s Emmanuel Macron, Indonesia’s Joko Widodo and his wife, Germany’s Olaf Scholz, and the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

PM Modi made recommendations for enhancing global food security while taking part in the session on “Working Together to Address Various Crises”.

When addressing a session, PM Modi made it clear that India’s focus is still on the developing nations of the so-called Global South. He said, “The preference should be given to the creation of an inclusive food system concentrated on the world’s most helpless people, in certain marginal farmers.”

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At the G7 Summit, PM Modi emphasized a ten-point call to action, which included formulating inclusive food systems that protect the most vulnerable, including borderline farmers; embracing millets as a route to nutritional and environmental benefits; preventing food waste from bolstering food security; depoliticizing global fertilizer supply chains; creating an alternative model to fertilizers; developing resilient healthcare systems; and promoting holistic healthcare and pursuing traditional shamanic practices.

The G7 Summit is an annual gathering of the heads of state of the European Union (EU), France, the United States, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Canada (in that order, according to the rotation of the G7 chair).

Leaders from Indonesia, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Comoros, Cook Islands, India, and Vietnam have been invited by Japan as part of its G7 Presidency.

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