Boris Johnson to go to India in April to ‘create democratic counterweight to China’


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Boris Johnson to go to India in April as UK goals to counter China: Report

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ready to go to India in April to spice up UK alternatives within the area and to create a democratic counterweight to China, Reuters reported. With an intention to broaden its affect within the Indo-Pacific area whereas preserving its sturdy ties with the USA, the British authorities shall be laying out the nation’s post-Brexit defence and overseas coverage priorities on Tuesday.

Calling the Indo-Pacific “more and more the geopolitical centre of the world”, the federal government additionally highlighted a British plane deployment to the area forward of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s beforehand postponed go to to India in April, reported Reuters.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was speculated to be the chief visitor at Republic Day, however as a result of surge in COVID-19 instances within the UK and the unfold of a brand new pressure, he cancelled his go to. Johnson is scheduled to go to India in April.

Relations between the UK and China have strained over points corresponding to Hong Kong, COVID-19 pandemic and in addition denying Huawei an energetic function in Britain’s 5G community.

The potential deployment of Queen Elizabeth plane service’s can be anticipated to lift army tensions within the South China Sea.

The report in Reuters additionally talked about that Johnson will focus “on the UK’s place on this planet and the flexibility to grab the alternatives forward.”

Britain may even be holding two influential roles this 12 months: internet hosting the primary post-pandemic G7 summit in June, and the COP26 local weather convention in November.

Since finishing its exit from the European Union on the finish of final 12 months after an acrimonious divorce, Johnson’s authorities has vowed the “Built-in Assessment” will present Britain nonetheless had clout on the world stage and outline a brand new period for the nation.

The 100-page doc shall be carefully scrutinised for concrete measures displaying how the federal government will ship on Johnson’s rhetoric at a time when the nation is struggling to come back to phrases with the realities of Brexit and has suffered extra deaths than its friends from the COVID-19 pandemic, Reuters reported.

A press release previewing Tuesday’s report listed “the significance of UK relationship with the US” alongside the defence of democracy and human rights, and security from terrorism as basic parts of the British coverage.

Britain is looking for a commerce take care of the USA and reassurance over the place it sits in President Joe Biden’s worldwide priorities. 

(With ANI inputs)

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