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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson, on Monday, held a telephonic dialog throughout which they welcomed the UK’s recognition of Indian vaccine certification and agreed on the necessity for a coordinated worldwide method to engagement with the Taliban, in line with an announcement by the UK.

The phone talks got here 4 days after the UK introduced that Indian travellers absolutely vaccinated with each doses of Covishield or another vaccine permitted by it won’t require to bear a 10-day necessary quarantine on arrival from October 11.

The British assertion mentioned the 2 prime ministers mentioned the shared struggle towards coronavirus and the significance of cautiously opening up worldwide journey.

“They agreed the UK”s recognition of Indian vaccine certification is a welcome development to that end,” it mentioned.

According to the assertion shared with journalists by the British High Commission right here, the 2 leaders additionally mentioned the energy of the UK-India relationship and local weather motion within the context of the upcoming COP-26 in Glasgow.

“The leaders also talked about the current situation in Afghanistan. They agreed on the need for a coordinated international approach to engagement with the Taliban, emphasising the importance of upholding human rights in the country,” it mentioned.

It mentioned the prime ministers welcomed the progress made on the 2030 Roadmap because it was agreed by Johnson and Modi in May.

“This includes in areas such as trade and defence. The leaders looked forward to the upcoming visit of the UK Carrier Strike Group to India and the deepening of the UK-India strategic partnership,” it mentioned.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi later mentioned, “Was a pleasure to speak to Prime Minister @BorisJohnson. We reviewed progress on the India-UK Agenda 2030, exchanged views on climate action in the context of the forthcoming COP-26 in Glasgow, and shared our assessments on regional issues including Afghanistan.”

According to the assertion issued by the UK, Johnson underlined the significance of creating concrete progress on local weather change forward of and on the upcoming COP26 Summit.

“He noted that India already leads the world in renewable technology and expressed his hope that they will commit to a more ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution and to achieving Net Zero emissions,” it added.

The Roadmap 2030 was adopted at a digital summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson at a digital summit in May.

The roadmap is aimed toward elevating bilateral ties to a complete strategic partnership and information cooperation over the subsequent decade in the important thing areas of commerce and economic system, defence and safety, local weather change and people-to-people join amongst others. 

(PTI)




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