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G20: PM Modi, Sunak discuss collab in trade, defence, security

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his UK counterpart Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali on Wednesday, and the discussions covered vital areas of partnership such as trade, mobility, defence, and security.

This was the first time the two leaders met. Last month, Rishi Sunak was elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. PM Modi congratulated him on his election. According to an MEA release, the two leaders expressed satisfaction with the state of the broad India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and progress on the Roadmap 2030 for Future Relations.

The two leaders recognised the value of cooperating in bilateral and multilateral forums such as the G20 and the Commonwealth.

“Discussions touched upon important sectors of collaboration such as trade, mobility, defence and security,” the release said.

Rishi Sunak is the first Indian-origin Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

India and the United Kingdom have a multi-dimensional strategic partnership.

PM Modi had bilateral meetings with several world leaders on the sidelines of G20 summit including Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden.

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