Looming Brexit has made the United Kingdom pasture for new trade and investment in other countries around the world. UK has invited India, alongside South Korea and Australia, to join next year’s G-7 summit as a guest country.
“India is an increasingly indispensable partner for the U.K. as we work to boost jobs and growth, confront shared threats to our security and protect our planet,” Johnson said in the statement.
The UK also had held talks with Indian external minister S Jaishankar planning about the Indo-Pacific region development and trade ties. The external affairs minister of India S Jaishankar announced on Tuesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit India to be India’s chief guest on 26th January for the Republic day parade.
“The UK Prime Minister has also accepted the very generous invitation to attend India’s Republic Day celebrations (as a chief guest) in January which is a great honour,” British foreign secretary Raab said in a statement. The British foreign secretary is set to visit India for three days December 14-17 and on top set to visit Bengaluru to meet Chief Minister B.S Yediyurappa.
As the transaction of the Brexit procedure period ends on December 31, the British government has also signed deals with the likes of Canada and Japan, preserving the benefits of trade agreements it had as a member of the European Union.