UK to nominate Tech Envoy for Indo-Pacific area in India3 min read
The UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, who’s in India for the G-20 Foreign Minister’s assembly, mentioned that the UK will appoint a particular Tech Envoy for the Indo-Pacific with a selected deal with India. Earlier in 2020, the UK had appointed a Tech Envoy to the US, based mostly in San Francisco. The Tech Envoy for Indo-Pacific will likely be solely the second of his variety, and it demonstrates the UK’s dedication to the area and tech diplomacy.
The tech envoy will work within the area to collaborate on setting international expertise requirements and serving to to unravel challenges by way of modern expertise. The new Tech Envoy position will increase the UK’s standing as a science and tech superpower whereas working with its companions within the area in areas of shared curiosity, together with setting international expertise requirements and serving to to unravel challenges by way of modern expertise, in accordance with an announcement issued by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
Recognising the big alternatives that India provides within the discipline of expertise, he mentioned that India is residence to the world’s third-highest variety of Unicorn Tech Startups. There are greater than 100 tech startups in India which have surpassed the golden mark of 1 Billion Dollars.
“India is also an emerging global leader on technology and there are immense opportunities for better collaboration between us in this sector. That is why we will be basing our first Tech Envoy to the Indo-Pacific region, to maximise the tech expertise of both countries,” the assertion mentioned.
It additionally mentioned that “India is a hugely important partner to the UK and the deeper ties we are forging now will help to grow the UK economy and boost industries for the future”.
The Foreign Secretary additionally declared throughout his go to to IIT Delhi an association for 3000 Indians and Britons to return and stay within the different nation for training or work for as much as 2 years. “During a visit to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi today (Wednesday), the Foreign Secretary will mark the opening of the Young Professionals Scheme, an ambitious new partnership between the UK and India which allows up 3,000 Brits and 3,000 Indians a year the right to live and work in the other country for up to two years,” the assertion issued forward of the go to mentioned. “This landmark migration scheme will enable the brightest and best in both our countries to benefit from new opportunities,” it additional added.
James Cleverly will attend the G20 Foreign Ministers assembly on Thursday in New Delhi, underneath the presidentship of India. Foreign Ministers and delegations from greater than 30 international locations have arrived in India for the assembly. According to the FCDO, the UK Foreign Secretary will “continue to call Russia out at the G20 and work with partners to mitigate the global impacts of Russian aggression in Ukraine”.
The UK Foreign Secretary can even tackle an India-Europe enterprise occasion in Delhi the place he’ll reaffirm the UK’s dedication to conclude a Free Trade Agreement with India. With extra hyperlinks than nearly any nation within the Indo-Pacific area, the UK-India buying and selling relationship is already price £34 billion, rising by £10 billion in a single yr.