Boris Johnson, Modi discuss bolstering ties

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The UK Prime Minister, who is on a two-day visit to India, was given a Guard of Honour upon his arrival at the Rashtrapati Bhawan….reports Asian Lite News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held talks with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson here at Hyderabad House and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between both countries.

“Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @BorisJohnson held talks in New Delhi. They discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between India and UK,” PMO India tweeted.

Earlier today, PM Modi received UK Prime Minister Johnson with a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

The UK Prime Minister, who is on a two-day visit to India, was given a Guard of Honour upon his arrival at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

“It is a very auspicious moment in India-UK friendship and two democracies, largest and one of the oldest. I do not think things have ever been so strong and good between India and UK as they are now,” Johnson stated.

Johnson arrived in Gujarat on Thursday, at the start of his visit to India to hold in-depth talks on the UK and India’s strategic defence, diplomatic and economic partnership, aimed at bolstering close partnership and stepping up security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

“They (People of Gujarat) put on a fantastic welcome for us. It was absolutely extraordinary. I have never seen such a joyful reception.”

“I would have not gotten the same reception anywhere else in the world. It was amazing to see your (PM Modi’s) home state for the first time,” Johnson said.

The British PM earlier today laid a wreath at Raj Ghat and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar received Johnson at the airport here late Thursday. (ANI)

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