LONDON: Despite Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations on India for its involvement in the death of a Khalistani separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Britain would continue to have trade talks with India, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s spokesperson said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
“Work on the trade negotiations will continue as before. The Canadian authorities will now conduct their work and I’m not going to preempt them,” the spokesperson told the reporters.The official reaffirmed that Canada and Britain were in contact with the “serious allegations,” but insisted that it would not affect negotiations for a trade agreement with India, Reuters reported.
With the ongoing trade negotiations with India, the spokesperson further added by saying, “When we have concerns about countries we are negotiating trade deals with, we will raise them directly with the government concerned. But with regards to the current negotiations with India, these are negotiations about a trade deal, and we’re not looking to conflate them with other issues,” Reuters reported.
India and the UK are notably the two countries that are negotiating a Free Trade Agreement, talks for which had begun in 2022. (ANI)
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