Prime Minister Modi called the new British Prime Minister Starmer and congratulated him and invited him to visit India

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi : After the victory of the Labour Party in Britain, Prime Minister Modi spoke to the new Prime Minister Keir Starmer over the phone. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Starmer on his victory. According to the PMO, Prime Minister Modi also invited the British PM to visit India. During the conversation, Modi recalled the historical relations between India and Britain. Along with this, he expressed his commitment to strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

mention of free trade agreement

Prime Minister Modi and his British counterpart agreed to work towards concluding a mutually beneficial India-UK Free Trade Agreement at the earliest. The two leaders emphasised the importance of strengthening bilateral ties and enhancing cooperation in various fields. Appreciating the positive contribution of the Indian community to the social, economic and political development of the UK, they agreed to foster closer people-to-people ties, a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office said.
“Glad to have spoken to Keir Starmer. Congratulations to him on becoming the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. We are committed to deepening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and stronger India-UK economic ties for the progress and prosperity of our peoples and global good,” Modi said in a post on 'X'.

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Sunak was also congratulated

Earlier on Friday, PM Modi congratulated Starmer on his victory. He thanked outgoing British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for his commendable leadership and his active contribution to deepening relations between India and Britain during his tenure. He also wished Sunak and his family all the best for the future.

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Biggest win since 1997

The political landscape in Britain changed significantly. There, Labour won 412 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons. It was their best performance since Tony Blair's 1997 victory. The Conservatives won only 121 seats, their worst result ever.


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