Published On: Mon, Nov 7th, 2016

May for strengthening trade ties between India and UK

New Delhi, Nov 7: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday insisted upon strengthening the trade and opportunities between India and UK and said the two countries share a “special bond”.

“There is so much potential between India-UK relationship,” May said at the India UK TECH Summit here, adding: “We have a very special bond.”

May said that Britain was working on economic and social reforms and that Indian “investment is helping us diversifying our economy”.

She also announced that the travel to UK for Indians would be made easy. “There would be a registered travel scheme for Indians to travel to Britain regularly.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “An honour for us that you chose to visit India as your first bilateral visit outside Europe. UK has experienced resilient growth in recently, it excels in academic quests and technological innovations. Affordable healthcare, clean energy, technology are the sectors opening new potential for India-UK businesses to bring innovation.”

 “We have agreed to establish a clean energy R&D Centre on solar energy & a new Anti-Microbial Resistance initiative. India & UK must continue to nurture research that can fight global challenges,” added Modi.

This is May’s first bilateral visit after she took the charge as British Prime Minister.