First India-United Kingdom Consular Dialogue held

Sep 22: India hosted the first India-United Kingdom (UK) Consular Dialogue on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, through video conferencing. The Indian delegation was led by Shri Devesh Uttam, Joint Secretary (CPV), Ministry of External Affairs and the UK side was led by Ms Jennifer Anderson, Director Consular Services, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

At this inaugural Consular Dialogue, the two sides discussed ways to further strengthen people-to-people contacts between the two countries as part of the India-UK 2030 roadmap, to facilitate consular access and early resolution of consular grievances including through systematic information sharing, and cooperation on visas, extradition cases and mutual legal assistance.

Both sides agreed to hold the next round of this Dialogue in 2022, in London, at a mutually convenient date.

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