UK's Johnson to visit India at end of April as part of policy 'tilt'
LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit India at the end of April in what will be his first major international trip after Britain's et from the European Union as part of efforts to boost UK opportunities in the region, his office said on Monday.
Johnson had planned an Indian trip in January as part of efforts to speed up trade talks between the two nations but was forced to cancel amid a surge of Covid-19 infections at home.
At the time, his office said he had hoped to rearrange the visit before Britain hosted the meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven rich nations in June, which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to attend as a visitor.
Johnson's go nment said it would "tilt" its focus towards the Indo-Pacific region as part of its Integrated Review of go nment policy for the coming years, saying the area increasingly represented the geopo itical centre of the world.
Last month, Britain made a formal request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), seeking membership of the 11-country bloc to open new avenues for post-Bret trade and influence.
It has also applied to become a dialogue partner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
"We are pursuing trade deals from Australia to the U.S. and around the world – particularly in the Indo-Pacific region, a huge growth market for the future," foreign minister Dominic Raab wre in December.
Feku will host British in tradition with haar yes yes bootlicking.
Now feku will host him for a grand lunch and walk in the forest.
Indo American Airman
British are arrogant racists, living on wealth they loed from Indians.
Britain must stop appeasement of any re gious sects and take stern actions on those involved in seditious activities ag inst India...
Mr Johnson must first root out rabid anti India paid lobbies within British Parliament and civil societies spreading disinformation ag inst India to have a meaningful relationship with India.
Britain has turned into a hostile country cause of its inaction ag inst the Pakistanis chanting slogans ag inst India, Meddling with the farmers stir and no steps taken to stop anti India rhetoric.
Modi must make him talk about all this in public...
Britain is racist...their media is destroying India just like they did to Megan...India should isolate this tiny island nation!
Nemam Natarajan Pasupathy
He should be rebuked soundly for allowing the British Parliament to discuss internal matters of our country.
Time to tell British PM, Jhonson, not to allow, indecent and false comments on India and its go nment. If they continue, India, should start to give back to Britain’s bad acts Britain is no more a big innovation country. It is a sinking country.
Do not trust Johnson... He has been a fervent admirer and a fan of Imran Khan. I think, went to Pakistan also once, especially to meet him and made some admiring selfies with him, which he then posted online proudly
He should be treated just as Treudo of Canada was treated. Thankless Useless Kingdom doesn't deserve Indian style of hospitality.
Pivot, strictly a Modi effect, Hope Liberals fraud of British parliament will have no effect on the policy
Good that Johnson will be kee his promise of an India visit as now it's the downgraded Britain that needs us more than we need them.
JAYANTH V G
The best way to welcome these jokers is to ask Rahul Baba to invite him at the airport and tea at Sonia Mainos house. Britishers will be so happy that even after 70 yrs Indians are still bootlickers.
Give a third degree treatment when he visits India!
welcome to India Mr. Johnson
British parliament said Modi govt was anti farmer
Is his visit is required? Many of us don't want to welcome this fellow.
Ask your 'on sale' MPs to stop meddling in our affairs of which they know zilch.