Rishi Sunak, Narendra Modi discuss UK-India Free Trade Agreement

The UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday held a 'productive conversation' about negotiations on a UK-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Rishi Sunak, Narendra Modi discuss UK-India FTA. Photo Courtesy: PMO India X page

During the bilateral talk, Sunak reiterated the UK’s ambition to deliver a landmark trade deal which benefits businesses and workers in both countries and grows trade in both goods and services.

"They agreed that ministers and negotiating teams would continue to work at pace towards an FTA," an official release from the British High Commission said.

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The leaders reflected on the close and growing ties between the UK and India, exemplified in the ‘living bridge’ between the people.

Sunak and Modi agreed it was important to build on the past and focus on the future, cementing a modern partnership in cutting-edge defence technology, trade and innovation. The two prime ministers also discussed a number of consular issues.

Prime Minister Sunak and Prime Minister Modi welcomed the opportunity to meet again in person.

Meanwhile, Modi's British counterpart congratulated him on delivering a successful G20 Summit.