India, UK Hold Foreign Office Consultations to Review Bilateral Relations


New Delhi. Foreign Office Consultations between India and the United Kingdom were held in New Delhi on May 10.

The Indian side was led by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and the UK side was led by Permanent Under Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Government, Sir Simon McDonald

​The Consultations provided an opportunity to review the entire range of bilateral relations, including political, economic, commercial, scientific, regional and international cooperation, including Commonwealth.

​They expressed satisfaction on the level of political exchanges and decided to further intensify them in the coming months.

​Both sides agreed to increase their collaboration in the fields of Indo-Pacific, Disaster resilience, climate change and development in third countries, among other areas.

​The instrument of ratification of UK joining the International Solar Alliance was formally handed over during the Consultations.