Boris Johnson to visit India in April as Britain aims to counter China: report

May 16 2021, New Delhi: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit India in April to promote Britain’s opportunities in the region and make China a democratic counterpart.

With the aim of expanding its influence in the Indo-Pacific region while preserving its strong ties with the United States, the British government will put forth the country’s Brexit defense and foreign policy priorities on Tuesday.

Describing the Indo-Pacific as the “geopolitical hub of the world”, the government also highlighted the deployment of a British aircraft in the region ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s earlier postponed visit to India in April.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to be the chief guest on Republic Day, but due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Britain and the proliferation of a new tension, he canceled his visit. Johnson is scheduled to visit India in April.

Relations between the United Kingdom and China put pressure on issues such as Hong Kong, the COVID-19 epidemic and denied Huawei an active role in Britain’s 5G network.

The possible deployment of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier is expected to increase military tensions in the South China Sea.

The Reuters report also noted that Johnson would focus on “the UK’s place in the world and its ability to seize further opportunities”.

The UK will also play two influential roles this year: hosting the first post-pandemic G7 summit in June, and the COP26 climate conference in November.

Since exiting the European Union following a sharp divorce at the end of last year, Johnson’s government has vowed an “Integrated Review” that Britain still stood on the world stage and defined a new era for the country Will do.

The 100-page document will be closely scrutinized for concrete measures showing how the government will deliver Johnson’s rhetoric at a time when the country is struggling to come to terms with the realities of Brexit and its peers from COVID There have been more deaths than. 19 epidemic, Reuters reported.

A statement listing Tuesday’s report “the importance of the UK’s relationship with the US”, along with protecting democracy and human rights, as well as protection against terrorism as basic components of British policy.

Britain is seeking a trade deal with the United States and is confident of where it sits in President Joe Biden’s international priorities.

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