This was the first meeting between the two leaders.
PM Modi said in a tweet, ‘India attaches great importance to strong India-UK relations.
“We discussed ways to enhance commercial ties, expand the scope of security cooperation and further strengthen people-to-people ties in the context of India’s defense reforms,” he said.
Nice to meet you PM @Rishi Sunak in Bali. India attaches great importance to strong 🇮🇳 🇬🇧 ties. We discussed ways to enhance commercial ties, broaden the scope of security cooperation in the context of India’s defense reforms, and further strengthen people-to-people ties. pic.twitter.com/gcCt35m1uw
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 16, 2022
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, important areas of cooperation such as trade, mobility, defense and security were discussed.
Prime Minister Modi congratulated Prime Minister Sunak on assuming office.
The two leaders noted with satisfaction the state of the Comprehensive India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and progress on the Roadmap 2030 for the future relationship.
The two leaders appreciated the importance of working together in bilateral and multilateral fora, including the G-20 and the Commonwealth.
Sunak approves 3,000 visas for Indians
During the day, Sunak approved 3,000 visas per year for young professionals from India to work in the UK.
The UK Prime Minister’s Office said in a tweet, “Today the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme was confirmed, offering 3,000 places to 18-30 year old degree-educated Indian nationals to live and work in the UK. Up to two years.
Today the UK-India Young Professionals scheme was confirmed, offering 3,000 places for degree educated Indian nationals aged 18-30 to come to the UK and work for up to two years. pic.twitter.com/K6LlSDLne4
– Prime Minister of Britain (@10DowningStreet) November 16, 2022
India is the first visa-only country to benefit from such a scheme, the British government said last year, highlighting the strength of the UK-India migration and mobility partnership.