Modi, Cameron attend India-UK CEOs Forum, promise to take economic ties forward

London, Nov. 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart David Cameron attended the India-UK CEOs Forum meeting today at Lancaster House in No. 11, Downing here.

The meeting saw the attendance of 40 top Indian and British business leaders, including those from Rolls Royce and Vodafone.

“We are confidently, consistently and ceaselessly working to ingrate our economy with the world,” said Prime Minister Modi in his opening remarks.

In his opening remarks, Prime Minister Cameron said that India and UK have the political will to take the existing economic relationship between both nations forward.

Prime Minister Modi further said that defence manufacturing was the backbone of the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

“India and UK are economically made for each other. This relationship has to be driven by private sector CEO’s,” the Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval along with several other top officials of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and business leaders.

While Prime Minister Modi has begun the second day of his three-day visit, deals worth nearly 9.2 billion pounds have already been announced, which include 28 business-to-business agreements.

Prime Minister Modi arrived in the United Kingdom yesterday on a three day visit. He has since had delegation-level talks, addressed the British Parliament and the City of London, met representatives of the Sikh community and paid homage before a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. (ANI)

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