Boris Johnson Speaks to Indian Prime Minister

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, has today spoken by phone to Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. The leaders discussed matters of importance to the two nations, including international security, the global economic situation and environmental issues.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said:

“The Prime Minister spoke to Indian Prime Minister Modi this afternoon. Prime Minister Modi began by congratulating the Prime Minister on his appointment. The two leaders agreed on the importance of the UK-India partnership and the need to build on it further, particularly through trade and economic ties and through the living bridge that links our countries. Prime Minister Modi said there are immense possibilities for the UK and India which would increase prosperity in both countries.

The Prime Minister and Prime Minister Modi discussed the current situation in Kashmir. The Prime Minister made clear that the UK views the issue of Kashmir is one for India and Pakistan to resolve bilaterally. He underlined the importance of resolving issues through dialogue.”