PM Modi and Rishi Sunak Discuss the Importance of a “Ambitious” Trade Deal and the Gaza War

According to Downing Street, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak talked with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday afternoon, during which both leaders highlighted the need to “de-escalate” tensions and the need of safeguarding innocent people in the Israel-Gaza conflict.
The conversation focused on the situation in the Middle East, but it also touched on bilateral ties and progress towards a “ambitious” accord in the current India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) discussions.

“The leaders discussed the deeply distressing situation in the Middle East and condemned Hamas’s attacks on Israel,” a Downing Street official said in a summary of the phone chat.