New York: EAM Jaishankar meets UK counterpart, urges early resolution of quarantine issue

New York: EAM Jaishankar meets UK counterpart, urges early resolution of quarantine issue

New York: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during the meeting with his UK counterpart Liz Truss on Monday (local time) urged for early resolution of quarantine issue in mutual interest.

Taking to Twitter, S Jaishankar said, “Pleased to meet new UK Foreign Secretary @trussliz. Discussed the progress of Roadmap 2030. Appreciated her contribution on the trade side. Exchanged views on developments in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific. Urged early resolution of quarantine issue in mutual interest.”

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The UK’s decision to consider people vaccinated in India as unvaccinated and the need for them to go through 10-day quarantine has been criticised in India.

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As per the new travel rules in the UK, people from India, Africa, South America, and several other countries flying to the UK have to undergo a 10-day quarantine, during which period they will have to get tested for Covid-19.

Jaishankar is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly high-level week. Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit, he will be holding a series of bilateral and multilateral meetings on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing UNGA on September 25.

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