Modi, Johnson discuss Ukraine situation, bilateral issues

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the India-UK Virtual Summit on May 4, 2021.

Modi, Johnson discuss Ukraine situation, bilateral issues

New Delhi, March 22, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke over the telephone with his United Kingdom counterpart Boris Johnson during which they discussed, among other topics, the situation in Ukraine.

"The two leaders had a detailed discussion on the situation in Ukraine. Prime Minister Modi reiterated India’s consistent appeal for cessation of hostilities and a return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy," a press release from the Prime Minister's Office said.

Modi emphasized India's belief in respect for international law and the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all states, as the basis of the contemporary world order.

The two leaders also discussed issues of bilateral interests and agreed on the potential of further deepening cooperation in various areas including trade, technology, investments, defence & security, and people-to-people relations.

"Prime Minister Modi expressed his satisfaction at the positive momentum in the ongoing negotiations on the bilateral Free Trade Agreement. He also appreciated the progress in implementing the 'India-UK Roadmap 2030' adopted during the Virtual Summit between both leaders last year.

"The Prime Minister conveyed his desire to welcome Prime Minister Johnson in India at an early date, as per mutual convenience," the release added.


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