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Kashmir not discussed during meeting between Boris Johnson and Indian PM in France

Biarritz (France), Aug 26 : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi met on Sunday in France, and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties.

India is participating at the G7 as a Special Biarritz Partner.The meeting comes days after the two spoke over phone and Modi congratulated the Prime Minister on his appointment.

“The leaders agreed to further strengthen our bilateral partnership after Brexit – including by working more closely together to overcome barriers to trade and build on our economic ties, The statement issued by the British government stated.

They discussed the environment and agreed on the importance of tackling plastic pollution. The Prime Minister thanked Prime Minister Modi for his leadership on the critical issue of climate change.

They committed to continue our existing close cooperation on foreign policy and security issues.
“Connected histories, common future. PM @narendramodi had a good meeting with UK PM @BorisJohnson on margins of #G7 summit. Discussions focused on strengthening our bilateral ties going forward, inter alia, in trade & investment, defence & security, S&T and education sectors,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

“Besides participating in two Sessions on Climate, Biodiversity, Oceans & Digital Transformation, PM will hold a number of bilateral meetings with other leaders on the sidelines,” Kumar posted.

Prime Minister Boris and Modi has a telephonic conversation on Aug20 and discussed the current situation in Kashmir. Johnson made it 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.

“Ahead of the G7, the Prime Minister and Prime Minister Modi agreed on the importance of working together to tackle climate change and other threats to biodiversity. They looked forward to meeting at the summit this weekend to discuss this and other issues.”

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