The Prime Minister will travel to India in January 2021 to strengthen an important strategic relationship that supports jobs and investment across the UK.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to India in January 2021 to strengthen a key strategic relationship that supports jobs and investment across the UK.
This will be the Prime Minister’s first major bilateral visit since taking office and the first since we left the EU, and underscores his commitment to stepping up Britain’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific region.
The January trip will mark the beginning of a significant year for Global Britain on the world stage. In 2021, the UK will host both the G7 meeting of heads of state and government and the COP26 summits, as well as a global education conference on getting girls to school and an event for the first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in London at Year 1946.
The Prime Minister has written to Prime Minister Modi to accept his invitation and invite India as one of three guest nations alongside South Korea and Australia to attend the UK G7 Summit. This is in line with the prime minister’s ambition to work with a group of like-minded democracies to advance common interests and address common challenges.
The Prime Minister will use his visit to India to strengthen our cooperation in areas that are important to the UK and which will be a priority for our international engagement during 2021 – from trade and investment to defense and security to towards health and climate change.
Britain and India are major investors and markets for each other’s economies. Our growing trade and investment relationships amount to around 24 billion. GBP per year and support more than half a million jobs.
In the UK there are 842 Indian companies with total sales of £ 41. 2 billion creating jobs in all four corners of the UK.
This includes 19. 500 Tata Consulting Services employees in locations including Peterborough, Liverpool and Edinburgh. Around 5. 700 people in Warrington, Derby, Cardiff, Derry / Londonderry and Belfast work for the business support company Firstsource Solutions, which is about to open a new office in Middlesbrough. and 1. 200 employees at Accord Healthcare Ltd in Newcastle and Barnstaple to manufacture and supply medicines to the NHS.
I am very excited to visit India next year at the start of an exciting year for Global Britain, and I look forward to making the quantum leap in our bilateral relationship that Prime Minister Modi and I have promised.
As a major player in the Indo-Pacific region, India is an increasingly vital partner for the UK as we work to build jobs and growth, address common threats to our security and protect our planet.
As the « Pharmacy of the World », India supplies more than 50% of the world’s vaccines. Over a billion doses of the British Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine are manufactured at the Indian Serum Institute in Pune.
Our countries worked closely together during the coronavirus outbreak to keep medical supplies flowing for our citizens. The UK received 11 million face masks and 3 million packets of paracetamol from India during the pandemic and we continue to work together to keep key supply chains open.
There are more than 400 UK companies in India, including those who are at the forefront of our collaboration to fight climate change. Our partnership creates jobs and opportunities for UK businesses in areas such as renewable energy and electric vehicles as our countries work together to reduce global emissions ahead of next year’s COP26 Summit in Glasgow.
During the visit, the Prime Minister will be only the second British leader since India’s independence, after John Major in 1993, to participate as a guest of honor in the annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
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