Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated "their shared desire" to impart a quantum jump to the India-UK partnership in the post-COVID, post-Brexit era and agreed that there was tremendous potential for enhancing collaboration in trade and investment, briefed the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
"The two leaders exchanged thoughts about the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and reviewed the promising cooperation between India and UK in the area of vaccine development and manufacturing," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
"Had an excellent discussion with my friend, UK PM Boris Johnson on an ambitious roadmap for India-UK ties in the next decade," Modi tweeted.
The external affairs ministry further said that the two leaders "laid particular emphasis" on India and UK joining hands in the fight against Climate Change, and appreciated their collaboration under platforms like the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.
Johnson and Prime Minister Modi agreed that officials from both sides would continue their work to quickly finalise an ambitious long-term roadmap for the India-UK partnership, according to the ministry.
"We agreed to work towards a quantum leap in our cooperation in all areas - trade and investment, defence and security, climate change, and fighting COVID-19," the Indian PM added.