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S Jaishankar speaks to UK Foreign Secy, both reaffirm commitment to enhance ties

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NEW DELHI : External Affairs Minister Shri S Jaishankar on Saturday said he has spoken to the UK’s New Foreign Secretary David Lammy and both sides reaffirmed to “enhance our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”.

In a post on X, the external affairs minister also said he looked forward to an “early in-person meeting”. British Prime Minister Keir Starmer on Friday named Lammy as his new foreign secretary as the new premier started the process of forming a Labour Party government after a landslide victory in the general election.

“Delighted to speak to UK Foreign Secretary @DavidLammy. We reaffirmed our commitment to enhance our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Look forward to an early in-person meeting,” Jaishankar posted on X.

On Friday, the external affairs minister in a post on the social media platform congratulated Lammy on his appointment as the Foreign Secretary of the UK.

“Congratulations to @DavidLammy on being appointed Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom. Look forward to continuing our engagement and strengthening the India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership,” he wrote.

The 51-year-old Labour politician is also a lawyer.

In a post on ‘X’ earlier in the day, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said, “Pleased to speak with @Keir_Starmer. Congratulated him on being elected as the Prime Minister of the UK. We remain committed to deepening Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and robust India-UK economic ties for the progress and prosperity of our peoples and global good.”

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