British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in India’s western city of Ahmedabad on Thursday for his two-day visit to the South Asian country.
The trip is his first to India and the first by a British PM to Ahmedabad, the capital of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat.
Johnson is to visit a factory being opened by a British company in Gujarat, as well as a biotechnology university working in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.
“As I arrive in India today, I see vast possibilities for what our two great nations can achieve together. From next-generation 5G telecoms and AI to new partnerships in health research and renewable energy — the UK and India are leading the world,” Johnson said in a statement before his arrival.
He said the “powerhouse partnership” between the UK and India is delivering jobs, growth and opportunities to British people and the ties between the two nations will go from strength to strength.
Johnson will announce a series of commercial agreements and hail a new era in the UK and Ind’’s trade, investment and technology partnership.