British Foreign Secretary visits India

 British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is scheduled to arrive in India on Monday for a four-day visit, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday.

Raab will during the visit hold talks with India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on bilateral, regional, and international issues of mutual interest, the ministry said in a statement,

He will also have official meetings with the Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, and the Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal.

The ministry said that Raab’s visit will pave the way for further strengthening of the partnership across trade, defence, climate, migration and mobility, education, and health sectors in the post-Covid, post-Brexit context.

“Dominic Raab will pay an official visit to India from Dec. 14 to Dec. 17.

“Raab will hold talks with Minister of External Affairs, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Dec. 15 on bilateral, regional, and international issues of mutual interest,’’ the ministry said.

As part of the visit, Raab will travel to Bengaluru where he will meet with the Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Dec. 17.

India and Britain have over the years enjoyed a strategic partnership, particularly since 2004, which has been marked by regular high-level exchanges and growing cooperation in diverse areas, the statement noted. (ANI/NAN)

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