Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that he has agreed with British counterpart Theresa May to set up a joint working group on trade between two nations. He added that its focus should not only be on goods but also services. As part of that, it would be important to allow for greater mobility of skilled professionals, Modi said after bilateral talks with May in New Delhi. ” We (PM Modi and British PM Theresa May) have agreed to establish a joint working group on trade,” Modi said. Modi also took up the issue of terrorism with May. “I conveyed our deep concerns to PM May regarding cross-border terror and the need for international community to take strong action,” Modi said. “We agreed that terrorism is not a limited security challenge, it moves across borders and affects entire humanity,” added Modi. Thanking the British PM for her support to India at UNSC and NSG voting at United Nation, Modi said that two nations share similar views on global issues.
The two head of states agreed to strenghthen the trade partnership between the two nations: “We looked at full range of our partnership today, agreed to have new dimensions and initiative to broaden scope of our linkages, in my extensive discussion with PM May we looked at the full range of our partnership. We agreed to touch new dimensions & horizons.”
Prime Minister also gave a push to his make in India initiative and invited UK companies to invest in India. “Looking beyond trade in defence equipment, I invite British companies to build partnership with Indian enterprise. I encourage British companies to look at the multiple opportunities in Indian defence sector,” he said.
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