British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss will go to India on March 31 in opposition to the backdrop of the continued struggle in Ukraine.
Announcing the go to, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on March 28 mentioned Ms. Truss will maintain consultations along with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar on bilateral, regional and world problems with mutual curiosity.
There has been a flurry of visits to India of a number of Western leaders, together with the Foreign Ministers of Austria and Greece and U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, in the previous few weeks.
The unfolding scenario in Ukraine is more likely to be mentioned extensively throughout Ms. Truss’s talks with Mr. Jaishankar.
“The visit will also serve to further deepen our partnership across various sectors such as trade and investment, science, technology and innovation, defence and security, climate cooperation, education and digital communications,” the MEA mentioned in an announcement.
It mentioned Ms. Truss would additionally take part within the inaugural version of the India-U.Okay. Strategic Futures Forum, a observe 1.5 Dialogue between the 2 international locations.
The India-U.Okay. relationship was elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in the course of the India-U.Okay. digital summit held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson in May final 12 months.
In the summit, the 2 sides adopted a 10-year-roadmap to develop ties in the important thing areas of commerce and economic system, defence and safety, local weather change and people-to-people connections, amongst others.
This could be the second go to of the U.Okay. Foreign Secretary to India because the digital summit.
The MEA mentioned Ms. Truss’s go to would additionally present a possibility to evaluate the progress on the ‘Roadmap 2030’.