Saturday, 25 July 2020

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25 July 2020 Current Affairs:India and the United Kingdom virtually held the 14th Joint Economic and Trade Committee meeting on 24 July 2020. It was co-chaired by Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal and UK Secretary of State for International Trade, HE , Ms Elizabeth Truss. 

Highlights:
♦ Both the countries affirmed their shared commitment to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and towards that, Early Harvest deals in a staged manner. 
♦ They also confirmed that monthly meetings will be held to intensify the dialogue.
♦ The Co-chairs of Business led Joint Working Groups on Life Science and Health, ICT and Food and Drink set up during the last JETCO made their recommendations to the Ministers.
♦ Both the countries shared commitment to revive and revitalize the long standing trade and economic linkages between India and the UK. 
♦ The countries also resolved to cooperate in health Sector especially in view of the present Pandemic of COVID-19.



source https://naukri.sarkari-exam.in/india-uk-affirm-shared-commitment-to-fta-at-14th-joint-economic-and-trade-committee-meeting/
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