Indian, British Prime Ministers hold talks

19:07, July 29, 2010      

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British Prime Minister David Cameron received a warm welcome by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Thursday where he emphasized London's commitment to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the two countries.

"Well, I have the expectation of building what is already a very strong partnership between Britain and India. And I think we can make it stronger and deeper," Cameron said.

He stated that he wanted to strengthen cultural as well as economic ties between the two nations.

"We are looking at all the aspects of the relationship from business and commerce and industry but also cultural exchanges," Cameron added.

Also the British Prime Minister looked forward to the Commonwealth Games.

"I am sure it will be a great success for India and will help build very strong relations between India and the UK," he said.

Later Cameron is scheduled to meet with various Indian leaders and also hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Singh.

Cameron arrived in India Wednesday and spent the first day of his visit in Bangalore. He succeeded in clinching 1.1 billion U.S. dollars worth of defense deals.

The deal enables the UK's premier defense manufacturers British Aerospace (BAE) Systems to supply 57 Hawk jets to the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.

Cameron, who is on a two-day maiden visit to India, added, "we want India and Pakistan to have good relations."

Source: Xinhua


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