Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that the India-UK partnership was rooted in the Indian diaspora population based in the UK thus the UK was committed to working together with India to tackle global challenges. This was his message to India on its independence day. The United Kingdom and India share a deep and longstanding partnership, rooted in the 1.5 million British Indian diasporas in the UK who contributed so richly to UK society. Two countries will work together to promote their people’s prosperity, improve global security and tackle the global challenges.
He said,”on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, I extend my warmest wishes to the people of India and the British-Indian community in the United Kingdom on the occasion of India’s Independence Day. The UK will continue to celebrate the strength of the bilateral ties including “our shared history, values, culture and language.” He added that on an auspicious day he looks forward to a bright future of both the nations supported by the flourishing ties between the people of India and the UK.
Boris Johnson’s wife is of Sikh origin.