UK to work closely with India on global issues including COP26: Acting British envoy

India News Network | June 14
New Delhi:
Expressing pleasure over Prime Minister Narendra Modi joining the UK-hosted G7 Summit through the virtual mode, Acting British High Commissioner to India Jan Thompson on Monday said UK will continue to work closely with India on global issues, including on the path to COP26 and beyond.
“We are delighted Prime Minister Modi joined the UK-hosted G7 Summit virtually, participating in discussions on health, climate and open societies. Together with India, all participants signed the Open Societies Statement that reaffirmed our shared beliefs in democratic values,” Thompson said.
Noting that the G7 leaders agreed concrete action to improve global health and pledged to ensure the global devastation caused by Covid-19 is never repeated, Thompson reiterated UK’s announcement of the donation of 100 million Covid-19 vaccines doses within the next year.
“G7 leaders also launched a new partnership on infrastructure investment to propel green economic growth and make the world fairer and more prosperous,” she noted.
“We will continue to work closely with India as a joint force for good on these global issues, including on the path to COP26 and beyond,” asserted the acting envoy.
G7 leaders agreed upon the ‘Carbis Bay Declaration’, a statement setting out a series of concrete commitments to prevent any repeat of the human and economic devastation wreaked by coronavirus.
Prime Minister Modi spoke at 3 sessions during the G7 Summit on the theme ‘Building Back Better’. His participation was based on three broad tracks in building back better, stronger, together and greener, he added in a press briefing on Sunday.
These tracks were global health, vaccines and recovery from Covid-19; environmental and climate change; and open societies and open economies, a senior MEA official stated on Sunday.
The Prime Minister also spoke on the need for open and democratic societies to work together and strengthen each others’ hands to defend the values that they hold dear and respond to increasing challenges, he informed.

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