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British Minister Priti Patel calls on PM Narendra Modi

Priti Patel, who arrived in Delhi on Friday also held meetings with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu.

By: IANS | New Delhi |
August 13, 2016 5:11:08 pm
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom, Priti Patel during their meeting , in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom, Priti Patel during their meeting , in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo

British Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

“A morning for diplomacy. After Chinese FM, UK Secy of State for Intrnational Development @patelforwitham calls on PM,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Earlier, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is on a visit to India, called on Modi.

Patel, who arrived in New Delhi on Friday in her role as a cabinet minister in the new British government of Prime Minister Theresa May, also held meetings with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu.

She said that Britain was deepening its economic partnership with India to deliver long-term progress.

With Naidu, she discussed ways of how Britain can share its skills and expertise to drive forward India’s vision for new smart cities and boost opportunities for new businesses.

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