New Delhi: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday regretted his inability to attend the forthcoming Republic Day celebration here in view of the changed Covid-19 context prevailing in his country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation with him on Tuesday, wherein PM Johnson thanked him for the invitation, an official statement said.
He reiterated his keennees to visit India in the near future.
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,” it said.
The 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.