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British PM Boris Johnson to make ‘in-person’ visit to India soon

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street on his way to Buckingham Palace after the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. Thomas Mukoya | Reuters. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

NEW DELHI, Nov 11, 2020, DNA. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to soon make an ‘in-person’ visit to India that will focus on strengthening ties even as the UK leaves European Union, DNA India reported.

Acting British High Commissioner to India Jan Thompson said, “We are expecting UK Foreign secretary Dominic Raab will be paying an in-person visit to India in the next few months. Beyond that, PM Boris Johnson is very very keen to come to India. So we hope, over the next few months, we will visit, by both FS Raab and PM Johnson.”

The visit could be the first in-person visit, given high-level physical visits have been suspended globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst the pandemic, the Indian Prime Minister has had 5 virtual summits starting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morison, EU leadership, Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, and Denmark PM.

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