UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Cancels India Visit Due To Covid-19 Surge
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his trip to India due to the current Covid-19 situation in the country, Downing Street officials said on Monday.
The Ministry of External Affairs also issued a statement notifying the same.
“In view of the prevailing Covid situation, it has been decided by mutual agreement that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will not visit India next week. The two sides will be holding a virtual meeting in the coming days to launch plans for a transformed India-U.K. relationship. Both leaders attach the highest importance to taking the India-U.K. partnership to its fullest potential and propose to remain in close touch in this regard and look forward to an in-person meeting later in the year,” the MEA statement noted.
UK and India will hold a virtual summit to make up for the cancelled visit.
Johnson was expected to visit India on April 26. His visit was expected to focus on bilateral trade ties including the finalisation of UK-India Enhanced Trade Partnership.