New Delhi: After the death of Queen Elizabeth II of England, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the country’s Prime Minister Liz Truss and expressed his deepest condolences.
In this regard, a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office has informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Liz Truss had a telephone conversation today and Prime Minister Modi congratulated Liz Truss on her election as Prime Minister. It also mentioned that Liz Truss, who served as the UK’s Minister of Commerce and Foreign Affairs before being selected as the Prime Minister, praised Prime Minister Modi for her contribution to improving relations between the two countries. The statement also said that both the leaders pledged to further strengthen India-UK relations.
The Prime Minister’s Office said that the two leaders reviewed the current status of India-UK projects to be completed by 2030, free trade relationship, security cooperation and direct relationship between the people of the two countries. Deepest condolences were also mentioned.
Expressing deep condolences on the death of Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday, Prime Minister Modi mentioned that she was a leader who could inspire the people of England. Recalling his meetings with Queen Elizabeth II in 2015 and 2018 during his visit to England, Prime Minister Modi said that he will never forget the warm welcome she gave him. PM Modi also recalled the Queen showing him a handkerchief gifted by Mahatma Gandhi during his marriage.