December 8, 2022
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In First Call, PM Modi, Rishi Sunak Discuss India-UK Trade Deal

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chatted with Rishi Sunak, the new leader of Britain. PM Modi and his British colleague spoke about the urgency of quickly concluding a fair free-trade agreement between India and the UK.

“Glad to speak to Rishi Sunak today. Congratulated him on assuming charge as UK PM. We will work together to further strengthen our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. We also agreed on the importance of early conclusion of a comprehensive and balanced FTA,” PM Modi tweeted this evening, referring to the talks for a free-trade agreement, or FTA.

“Thank you Prime Minister Narendra Modi for your kind words as I get started in my new role. The UK and India share so much. I’m excited about what our two great democracies can achieve as we deepen our security, defence and economic partnership in the months and years ahead,” tweeted the first Indian-origin Prime Minister of Britain and the youngest leader to hold the top post in the UK in over 200 years.

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