United Kingdom’s Prime Minister elect Rishi Sunak met King Charles at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday and addressed the nation for the first time as PM Rishi Sunak. Buckingham Palace tweeted:
King Charles as per the ceremony appointed Rishi Sunak as the country’s next prime minister and he will be asked to form an administration. At around 11:35 am local time (4:05 pm IST).
PM Sunak addressed the nation immediately after meeting King Charles. He said his priority would be to bring the country together and said he was “humbled and honoured” to get the greatest privilege of his life to give back to the country I owe so much. “The UK is a great country, but there is no doubt we face a profound economic challenge”, added PM Sunak.
PM Sunak tweeted:
The news of Rishi Sunak being elected as Prime Minister of Britain came as a big news for India. The world leaders are taking to twitter to congratulate PM Sunak. The Indian diaspora in Britain are elated to have PM Sunak as their next Prime Minister.