EAM Jaishankar, UK Minister Lord Ahmad discuss bilateral ties, global cooperation
The visiting UK Minister also had a comprehensive discussion with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday held talks with UK Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad covering bilateral ties and global cooperation between the two countries.
The Minister for South Asia in the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office also held talks with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
"Received UK Minister of State Lord @tariqahmadbt. Discussed our bilateral ties and global cooperation," Jaishankar tweeted.
The Ministry of External Affairs described his meeting with Foreign Secretary Shringla on issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation as "comprehensive".
"Foreign Secretary @harshvshringla had a comprehensive discussion with @tariqahmadbt Minister of State @FCDOGovUK on issues of bilateral and multilateral ???????? ???????? cooperation @HCI_London @UKinIndia," MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Twitter.
India and the UK were working together to develop a 10-year roadmap which will shape an ambitious trajectory for the future of our invaluable relationship, the UK Minister said after meeting EAM Jaishankar.
Lord Ahmad also met Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy and discussed stronger cooperation between the two countries in security and judicial matters.
Earlier in the day, Lord Ahmad had tweeted that he was delighted to be back in India, "one of the UK's closest friends and a vital partner", and looked forward to meeting Ministers across the government.
"Delighted to be back in India, one of the UK’s closest friends & a vital partner in tackling the key issues facing the world, including #climatechange. A busy week ahead covering climate, business links & more. I look forward to meeting with Ministers across Government," the UK Minister had tweeted.