British Foreign Office Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad arrived in Delhi on Wednesday for a two-day visit to India. The visit sets out how the two powers can work together to renew and revitalize relationships within the Commonwealth, setting out a new vision and liberalizing the global trading environment.
Lord Ahmad met India’s Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar to discuss bilateral and foreign policy issues, including the Commonwealth. He also met British and Indian businesses, launched the latest round of Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships and spoke to Indian partners working on gender equality issues.
Foreign Office Minister, Lord Ahmad said: “I am delighted to be returning to India for the first time in my role as a Foreign Office Minister. The UK and India’s relationship is going from strength-to-strength. As well as being global strategic partners, we benefit from a unique living bridge where thousands of diaspora, family, education, cultural, trade, science and research ties enrich our day-to-day lives.