Foreign Secretary William Hague visits India to strengthen mutual ties

India News Bulletin Desk
Foreign secretary William Hague visits India
Foreign secretary William Hague visits India
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British government’s Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, William Hague is in the Indian capital city of New Delhi on Thursday, November 8 to strengthen UK-India ties.

The British minister will hold official talks with his Indian counterpart, Salman Khurshid, Minister for External Affairs.  

Khurshid became India’s foreign affairs minister just two weeks ago following the Indian government’s October cabinet reshuffle. Previously, he was in charge of the Law Ministry.

In addition to meeting Khurshid to discuss bilateral ties, Hague will also meet several senior Indian dignitaries including Finance Minister P Chidambaram and National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon.

Hague will reinforce the UK government's commitment to developing a strong, mutually beneficial and wide ranging partnership with India covering diverse areas such as trade and investment, education, research, civil nuclear, climate change and energy, counter terrorism, cyber security, defence and reform of international institutions, according to the British High Commission of India.

Hague is visiting Laos and Bangkok before his scheduled visit to India.

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