UK Foreign Secretary to visit India on March 31
The India-UK relationship was elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in May 2021
UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss will pay an official visit to India on March 31, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Monday.
The UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and Minister for Women and Equalities will hold bilateral consultations with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.
Truss 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, the MEA said.
The India-UK relationship was elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership during the India-UK Virtual Summit held between the two Prime Ministers on 04 May 2021.
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.
According to the MEA, the visit will also serve to further deepen the partnership across various sectors such as trade & investment, science, technology & innovation, defence & security, climate cooperation, education and digital communications.