The visit will serve to further deepen the partnership across various sectors between the two countries.
New Delhi: Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and Minister for Women and Equalities, United Kingdom, will pay an official visit to India on March 31, Thursday.
Ms Truss will hold bilateral consultations with External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.
"She would also participate in the inaugural edition of the India-UK Strategic Futures Forum, a track 1.5 Dialogue between the two countries hosted by the Indian Council of World Affairs and Policy Exchange, UK," an MEA release said.
The India-UK relationship was elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership during the India-UK Virtual Summit held between the two Prime Ministers, Narendra Modi and Boris Johnson, on May 4.
Track 1.5 dialogues are conversations that include a mix of government officials—who participate in an unofficial capacity—and non-governmental experts, all sitting around the same table.
Track 2 diplomacy brings together unofficial representatives on both sides.
This would be the second visit of the UK Foreign Secretary to India since the Virtual Summit and would provide an opportunity to assess the progress on the Roadmap 2030 launched during the Virtual Summit.
The visit will also serve to further deepen the partnership across various sectors, such as trade and investment, science, technology and innovation, defence and security, climate cooperation, education, and digital communications, the release said.