UK PM Johnson cancels journey to India as a result of coronavirus worries


Today News Online Service

New Delhi, April 19

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been unlucky for the second time this year in trying to visit India. Johnson’s forthcoming visit to India towards this month has been cancelled because of New Delhi’s preoccupation with the surge in Covid cases.

Johnson had to cancel his January 26 visit because Covid cases at that time had spiked alarmingly in the UK.

“In view of the prevailing Covid situation, it has been decided by mutual agreement that the PM of the UK will not visit India next week,” said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

The two sides will be holding a virtual meeting in the coming days to launch plans for a transformed India-UK relationship.

“Both leaders attach the highest importance to taking India-UK 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,” said the MEA spokesperson.



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