External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar advised the UK minister, ‘Democratic freedom…’ -aabtak24


S Jaishankar Meets Tariq Ahmad: The UK’s Minister of State for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Lord Tariq Ahmed, who visited India, met Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Monday (May 29). His visit is from 27th May to 31st May. During this, strengthening of relations between India and Britain was discussed.

Jaishankar asked Tariq Ahmed, who is visiting India, to ensure the security of India’s diplomatic missions in Britain and stop the misuse of democratic freedoms.  During the meeting with Lord Ahmed, Minister of State for Commonwealth and Development, Jaishankar also raised the issue of vandalism in London by Khalistan supporters. The Union Home Ministry had handed over the probe into the attack on the Indian mission in London to the National Investigation Agency after a meeting with representatives of the UK regarding this development in March. 

India was the UK’s 12th largest trading partner 

India and the UK have been negotiating an FTA since January last year. Its goal is to consolidate a comprehensive agreement. According to UK government data, India was the 12th largest trading partner in 2022, accounting for 2.1 percent of the UK’s total trade. 

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