The two leaders met on the sidelines of the G7 summit, which is being held in the Japanese city.
Modi and Sunak discussed a range of issues, including the Ukraine crisis, the global economy, and climate change.
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They also agreed to strengthen cooperation between India and the UK in a number of areas, including trade, investment, and defense.
The hug between Modi and Sunak was seen as a sign of the close relationship between the two countries.
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It was also seen as a gesture of solidarity with the people of Japan, who were the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
In a tweet, Modi said that he was “delighted” to meet Sunak and that they had a “fruitful discussion.”
He said they had agreed to “work together to strengthen our bilateral ties and promote peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.”
Sunak also tweeted about the meeting, saying that he was “pleased” to meet Modi and that they had discussed “a range of issues of mutual interest.”
He said he was “looking forward to working with India to build a stronger and more prosperous future for our two countries.”
The meeting between Modi and Sunak comes at a time when India and the UK seek to deepen their ties.
One of the most visible signs of their growing cooperation was the warm embrace between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden at the G20 summit in Bali on May 20, 2023. The two leaders had a productive meeting and discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues, including trade, defense, energy, health, and Quad. They also reaffirmed their commitment to work together for a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
The hug between Modi and Biden was not only a gesture of friendship, but also a message to the world that India and the US are natural allies and partners in shaping the global order. It was also a signal to China that the two democracies will not tolerate any coercion or intimidation in the region.
As a close friend and partner of both India and the US, Japan welcomes and
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