Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Rishi Sunak met for the first time at G20 Summit in bali, Indonesia on Tuesday.
The meeting came after Modi met US president Joe Biden and French president Emmanuel Macron before the side of the summit.
It was the first face-to-face meeting between Modi and Sunak ever since the latter became the first Indian-origin prime minister in Britain’s history last month.
Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) shared a picture of the two prime ministers having a conversation on the sidelines of the ongoing G20 Summit in Indonesia.
“Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @RishiSunak in conversation during the first day of the @g20org Summit in Bali,” the PMO said
It should be noted that PM Modi was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Rishi Sunak on his election as British PM on October 25.
“Glad to speak to @RishiSunak today. Congratulated him on assuming charge as UK PM. We will work together to further strengthen our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. We also agreed on the importance of early conclusion of a comprehensive and balanced FTA,” PM Modi had tweeted.
Rishi Sunak also remains keen on having good ties with India and has already expressed desire of strengthening security, defence and economic partnership between the two countries.
Reacting to Modi’s congratulatory message, the British Prime Minister had said, “Thank you Prime Minister @NarendraModi for your kind words as I get started in my new role. The UK and India share so much. I’m excited about what our two great democracies can achieve as we deepen our security, defence and economic partnership in the months & years ahead.”