India is going to be the first visa-national country to benefit from UK’s scheme. This move will strengthen the UK-India Migration and Mobility Partnership has agreed last year.
The newly UK’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has agreed to a plan that provides 3000 visas to young Indian professionals for work in the UK every year. The plan will give 18-30 year-old degree-educated Indians an opportunity to work in a professional and cultural exchange, according to UK government. The two-way route will open in early 2023.
“India is the first visa-national country to benefit from such a scheme, highlighting the strength of the UK-India Migration and Mobility Partnership agreed last year,” the UK Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
The agreement came hours after a concise meeting between the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. This was the first time, the two leaders met each other in person. “Indo-Pacific is increasingly crucial for our security and our prosperity,” Sunak said. “It is teeming with dynamic and fast-growing economies, and the next decade will be defined by what happens in this region.”
The Indian side is a major part of UK’s immigration population and almost a quarter of all international students in the UK. India and UK are currently negotiating a trade deal which is projected to be a unique and beneficial deal. It is going to allow the two nations to get together in the crucial trade business.
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