Prime News, International, National, London, April 18:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at 10 Downing Street for a breakfast meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May during which the two leaders discussed wide range of issues of mutual interest, including cross-border terrorism, visas and immigration.
PM Modi was met with the customary handshake by May. “Very welcome to London, Prime Minister,” PM May said as she greeted PM Modi.
The two leaders held talks over a breakfast meeting on a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including cross-border terrorism, visas and immigration. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the return of illegal immigrants, which had expired in 2014, will be officially renewed to take into account biometric and other developments in the field, along with a range of nearly a dozen MoUs across different sectors.
Recalling the strong relationship which the two nations share, PM Modi has expressed confidence that his visit will take this relationship to new heights. In his pre-departure statement, PM Modi wrote, “I will be focusing on enhancing India-UK partnership in the areas healthcare, innovation, digitization, electric mobility, clean energy, and cyber security. Under the theme of “Living Bridge,” I will also have the opportunity to meet people from various walks of life who have enriched the multi-faceted India-UK relationship.”
PM Modi held one to one talks with British PM Theresa May and will also call on Queen Elizabeth II. During this visit, a unique Indian community programme called ‘Bharat ki baat, sab ke sath.’ This programme will be a ‘live’ interactive one where members of the Indian community will connect directly with him.
In addition to bilateral meetings in London, PM Modi will attend CHOGM Summit on 19 and 20 April.-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)