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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation on January 5, 2021, with the Prime Minister of UK Boris Johnson.

Prime Minister Johnson reiterated his thanks for India’s invitation to him as the Chief Guest of the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations, but regretted his inability to attend in view of the changed COVID-19 context prevailing in the UK.  He reiterated his keennees to visit India in the near future, according to a PIB release.

Prime Minister Modi expressed his understanding of the exceptional situation in the UK and conveyed his best wishes for the quick control of the pandemic spread.  He looked forward to receiving Prime Minister Johnson in India at the earliest opportunity after normalisation of the situation.

The two leaders reviewed ongoing cooperation between both countries including in the area of making COVID-19 vaccines available for the world. They reiterated their shared belief in the potential of the India-UK partnership in the post-BREXIT, post-COVID context, and agreed to work towards a comprehensive roadmap for realising this potential.