India-UK to launch roadmap Tuesday to expand bilateral cooperation

NEW DELHI, May 3 — India and the United Kingdom expect to launch a comprehensive Roadmap 2030 on Tuesday, to pave the way for stronger bilateral cooperation over the next decade across five key areas, namely people-to-people relationship, trade and prosperity, defence and security, climate action and healthcare.

The launch will take place during a virtual summit between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday, May 4th, where both leaders are expected to also discuss COVID-19 cooperation and the global efforts to fight the pandemic.

In a press statement issued Sunday, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) of India said both countries have been enjoying a Strategic Partnership since 2004, marked by regular high level exchanges and growing convergences in diverse areas.

The Summit is expected to provide an important opportunity for the two countries to elevate their multi-faceted strategic ties and enhance cooperation on regional and global issues of mutual interest.