S Jaishankar Meets Newly-Appointed UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron; Congratulates Him on His Appointment
London: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with newly-appointed British Foreign Secretary David Cameron on Monday to discuss ways to enhance the bilateral strategic partnership. This meeting followed British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s reshuffling of the Cabinet, appointing Cameron as the new Foreign Secretary.
The discussions covered ongoing global conflicts, the Indo-Pacific region, and other geopolitical issues. Jaishankar expressed pleasure in meeting Cameron on his first day in office and highlighted the importance of realizing the full potential of the strategic partnership between the two nations.
Jaishankar and Cameron exchanged views on West Asia, the Ukraine conflict, and the Indo-Pacific, expressing anticipation for close collaboration in the future. Jaishankar also had a meeting with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, discussing bilateral ties, and the situation in West Asia, and Africa.
Earlier, Jaishankar had a Diwali meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at 10 Downing Street, expressing warm wishes and reframing the relationship between India and the UK for contemporary times. The visit included a gift of a cricket bat signed by Virat Kohli and a statue of Lord Ganesha.
Jaishankar is scheduled to address the diaspora at a special Diwali Reception organized by the High Commission of India in London on Monday evening as part of his five-day official visit to the UK, which began over the weekend.