Shailesh Vara MP, the British Minister for Justice and Work & Pensions, meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi….reports Asian Lite News
Mr Modi and Mr Vara discussed a number of issues including the very successful visit to the UK last November, by Mr Modi, and how Britain and India can develop closer links between the two countries.
Whilst in New Delhi, Mr Vara also spoke at the Global Leadership Forum which was attend by business and political leaders from across the world.
Mr Vara’s visit to India is significant as the nation prepares for reforms in the legal system. During the visit of Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to London, Mr Vara raised the issue of liberalisation of the Indian legal services sector.
“I am delighted with the progress made in seeking to liberalise the Indian legal sector and I commend Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s commitment,” Mr Vara was quoted as saying. “This is a cause that I have been championing personally for many years, ever since I saw the value liberalisation would bring when working as a solicitor.
“The UK’s experience of an open legal services sector has been a hugely positive one, giving business the access it needs to international legal advice and helping make London the global legal hub it has become. I am confident that India’s decision to move down this path will benefit everyone, and be a real catalyst for bilateral trade and investment.
“My department stands ready to help the Indian Government progress this important reform in any way that would be helpful.”