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Lord Ahmad in Delhi to Cement Ties

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Lord Ahmad is expected to meet the Indian Minister of Minority Affairs, Abbas Naqvi; Minister of Textiles, and of Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani; and Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, amongst others…. reports Asian Lite News

Lord Tariq Ahmad during the session to discuss persecution of Christians in London

Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia, arrives Delhi to strengthen UK-India relations. Lord Ahmad, British Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, will promote the UK’s role as a force for good, working with India on major global challenges such as climate change and gender equality.

Lord Ahmad is expected to meet the Indian Minister of Minority Affairs, Abbas Naqvi; Minister of Textiles, and of Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani; and Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, amongst others.

“I am delighted to be here in India, a place that holds a special place in my heart,” said Lord Ahmad said in Delhi. “The UK aspires to be a Force for Good around the world and I look forward to strengthening our collaboration with India on global challenges that are threatening our world, in particular climate change and gender equality.

“As we leave the European Union, our partnership with India across an array of sectors from trade and education, to climate change and the rule of law will be more important than ever. I am keen while I am here to also build on the Living Bridge of people-to-people links that bind our two countries so closely.”

Lord Ahmad will also lay a wreath at Raj Ghat, meet the winner of the British High Commission New Delhi’s ‘High Commissioner for a Day’ competition and visit Jamia Milia Islamia University to speak to students about climate change, inter-faith, diversity and equality in India and the UK.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon is a conservative life peer in the UK’s House of Lords. He was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and his father in Gurdaspur, Punjab.

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