New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to welcome his British counterpart Boris Johnson for a two-day visit to Gujarat and Delhi on Thursday (April 21) and Friday.
Boris Johnson, on Wednesday, said his long-delayed visit to India would deepen the strategic trade, defence and people-to-people ties between the two countries.
Ahead of Johnson’s two-day visit, Downing Street has stressed that the UK would not look to “lecture” India over its neutral stance in the United Nations or its decision to hike Russian oil imports. The UK has been trying to persuade India to reduce its reliance on Moscow since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
Addressing the House of Commons for his weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), Johnson said, “I will be travelling to India to deepen the strategic trade, defence and people-to-people ties between our two countries, building on India’s involvement in the Carbis Bay G7 summit.”
It will be Johnson’s first major trip to India as the Prime Minister. Johnson will arrive in New Delhi on Friday, wherein both the Prime Ministers will hold bilateral talks. Both sides will discuss various issues, including the Russia-Ukraine conflict.