Mr Ashok Sharma MP, the Foreign Office Minister, meets senior Indian ministers and business leaders on his first visit to India as minister….reports Asian Lite News
Mr Sharma, the British prime minister’s infrastructure envoy for India, is on a campaign to make clear that Britain is open for business and that India and the UK share a dynamic future on the world stage.
Mr Sharma met senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, the cabinet minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping. He also met Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines in Government of India.
“As modern and diverse democracies, our two countries have a natural affinity and enjoy a genuinely strategic partnership that we want to take to the next level,” Mr Sharma said before the trip. “Our existing bonds in security and defence, business, innovation, education and culture are stronger than ever.
“As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, NATO and the G7, the UK is a truly global player. As a long standing friend of India, we are a great fit with India’s reform programme and, as partners in the G20 and Commonwealth, our growing collaboration will see both our nations prosper in the world.”