INDIA & UK Have Agreed To Deepen Bilateral Ties In Technology, Trade Investment.

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has returned to Delhi via Germany after participating along with 52 other heads of Government in the CHOGM held at the historic Buckingham Palace. The event was formally inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II. This was the first time in a decade that an Indian prime minister attended the event which is held every two years. India got a special invite which was carried by Prince Charles and was personally handed over Prime Minister Modi to attend the event. The Queen too sent a personal note inviting the prime minister. India will invest over a billion pounds in the United Kingdom. India and the UK signed multiple agreements and MoUs when PM Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May at her official residence 10 Downing Street. Both countries decided to deepen ties, especially in the areas of technology, trade and investment. Britain has laid out the red carpet for PM Modi who was provided a limousine for his travelling in the United Kingdom while all other leaders travelled together in a coach on security grounds. While the first day’s meetings in London focused on the agenda of the summit, the next day all the heads of states, including PM Modi, had arrived at Windsor for bilateral dialogue. The heads of Government have agreed that Prince Charles, 69, will open the next biennial CHOGM as requested by the 91-year-old Queen. Prince Charles will undoubtedly succeed her mother but the ceremonial post of Head of Commonwealth is not hereditary as it does pass automatically to her successor.Modi on his way back to Delhi ,he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday in Berlin amidst heightened concerns about protectionist policies from German industry representatives.

 Although Berlin and New Delhi didn’t offer details about the meeting, government officials suggested that their economic relationship was on the agenda.”It is clear that the prime minister of a nation of 1.3 billion people is always a welcome guest and discussion partner for us. We have intensive economic interests in common,” said German government spokesman Steffen Seibert.Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet that the “visit demonstrates our mutual desire to strengthen our strategic partnership.”

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