NEW DELHI: On the occasion of the 73rd Republic Day, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the Indian people, saying that the two countries are linked by strong ties that span decades.
On the eve of Republic Day, he recalled the Free Trade Agreement between India and the United Kingdom, as well as the Oxford-AstraZeneca collaboration on Corona vaccine production.
"Deep ties exist between the United Kingdom and India that span centuries and some of the most difficult modern difficulties we have faced. That is why, on India's Republic Day, I would want to extend my warmest greetings on behalf of the United Kingdom to the people of India, as well as to all British Indians in the United Kingdom." "I am proud of our solid friendship as two distinct democracies, as seen by the start of free trade negotiations this month and our collaboration on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. I'm excited to strengthen those ties as we join our objectives, people, and economies to succeed for the next 75 years and beyond." The message read..