CPS Forum on
Post-Brexit UK and the future of the G7: the importance of UK-India relations
- Ranil Jayawardena MP, Minister for International Trade
- Baroness Verma, Former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development
- Lord Ranger CBE, Founder, Sun Mark
- Lord Bilimoria CBE DL, Chairman, Cobra Beer
Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Studies
One of the biggest selling points for Brexit was that it would strengthen the UK’s independent voice on the international stage, and Boris Johnson’s ambitious plans for post-Brexit UK could not be clearer. As chair of this year’s G7 summit, the UK has invited India, Australia and South Korea as guests, and the Prime Minister’s first planned major bilateral visit, since taking office and since leaving the European Union, was to have taken him to India – both events are apparent indicators of a significant lean towards the Indo-Pacific.
As Joe Biden takes office in an unstable environment in America and Angela Merkel finishes her final term as chancellor, the opportunity for the UK to assert its independent voice in international diplomacy is presenting itself. Join us to discuss the profound ties between the UK and India, the future of their relationship on the world stage, and how two great democracies may be able to cooperate in the face of common threats.
Monday 8th February 2021 at 12.00 – 13.00
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