UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to visit India in the end of April to raise the UK opportunities, said his office on Monday. It will be the his fir international trip after the Brexit deal.
The Britain’s PM had already planned his visit to India in January this year to discuss some trade talks with India, but later the trip had to be cancelled due to surge of Covid-19 infections in UK.
After that cancellation of the trip he had planned to reschedule the visit before the Britain hosts the meeting of Seven wealthy countries in June, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend as a visitor, his office further said.
During the visit the PM Johnson is likely to incline the focus towards the Indo-Pacific region for reviewing the integrated government policy for the upcoming year as the area majorly represented the geopolitical centre of the world.
The UK PM had also formally requested to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in last month. The request sought for a membership of the 11-country bloc to open new doors for post-Brexit trade and influence.
The country also applied to become a dialogue partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).