During his visit to the UK, the Foreign Secretary held detailed meetings with his counterparts and met a cross-section of opinion builders

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla during his recent visit to the UK took up issues related to early removal of restrictions imposed on travel from India to the UK and the mutual recognition of COVID vaccination certificates, said MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Thursday.

Informing about what took place during the two-day visit of the Foreign Secretary to the UK, Bagchi said, “Foreign Secretary visited the UK on July 23-24 to review a comprehensive strategic partnership that was launched by two PMs at a virtual India-UK summit.”

The Foreign Secretary held a detailed meeting with his counterparts and met a cross-section of opinion builders including think tanks and parliamentarians, he added.

Implementations of India-UK roadmap 2030 were also assessed, the MEA Spokesperson informed.

Issues of bilateral interest including implementation of migration and mobility partnership, global innovation partnership, climate action, return of economic offenders, security ties, regional issues incl Afghanistan discussed, he added.

Earlier in May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson had held a virtual summit and both adopted an ambitious ‘Roadmap 2030’ and elevated bilateral ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.’

The ‘Roadmap 2030’ paves the way for a deeper and stronger engagement over the next ten years in the key areas of people to people contacts, trade and economy, defence and security, climate action and health.