Boris Johnson meets Gautam Adani in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad: Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani met here UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is on a two-day visit to India.
The meeting was part of Johnson's plan to meet leading industrialists in India to discuss the UK-India commercial and trade links.
"Honoured to host @BorisJohnson, the first UK PM to visit Gujarat, at Adani HQ. Delighted to support climate & sustainability agenda with a focus on renewables, green H2 & new energy. Will also work with UK companies to co-create defence & aerospace technologies," Adani tweeted.
Honoured to host @BorisJohnson, the first UK PM to visit Gujarat, at Adani HQ. Delighted to support climate & sustainability agenda with focus on renewables, green H2 & new energy. Will also work with UK companies to co-create defence & aerospace technologies. #AtmanirbharBharat pic.twitter.com/IzoRpIV6ns— Gautam Adani (@gautam_adani) April 21, 2022
Earlier today, Johnson arrived in Gujarat, where he was given a grand welcome at the airport in Ahmedabad.
He visited Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram and spun yarn on a charkha.
Johnson's two-day visit to India will focus on stepping up cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and accelerate negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries, as well as enhancing defence ties.
This is the first time that a UK Prime Minister is in Gujarat.
India's fifth-largest state is also the home to nearly half of the UK's British-Indian population.
Johnson is expected to announce several commercial agreements and hold bilateral discussions on UK-India trade, investment and technology partnership.
The British High Commission (BHC), in a statement, said Johnson will use his visit to India to boost "our collaboration with one of the world's fastest-growing economies, slashing trade barriers for UK businesses and driving jobs and growth at home".
The UK and Indian businesses will confirm more than 1 billion pounds in new investments and export deals today in areas from software engineering to health, creating almost 11,000 jobs across the UK, added the BHC in the statement.