PM Narendra Modi in UK: India-Britain joint statement issued

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LONDON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi three-day visit to Britain in which the full text of the joint statement issued by India and Britain on Thursday.

Prime Minister Modi thanked Prime Minister Cameron for the warm hospitality extended to him and his delegation and invited Prime Minister Cameron to visit India in 2016.

The two leaders affirmed their vision of a forward-looking partnership between the UK and India that would play an indispensable role in creating economic growth, jobs and security for the people of both countries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Britain Prime Minister David Cameron met in London on 12-13 November.

Both Prime Ministers celebrated the growing strength, breadth and depth of the relations between the two countries. They emphasized on long during connection between the UK and India plays a vital role in safeguarding and promoting the security and prosperity of both peoples.

India’s economic development and rise as a global power affords opportunities to further deepen and extend this partnership to foster economic growth.

Both Prime Ministers supported a “Vision Statement” setting out the fundamental principles on which the UK-India partnership is built, and outlining a roadmap for deepening co-operation.

They resolved to hold biennial PM-level summits to advance the partnership. Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi and Britain Prime Minister David Cameron concerned on following texts.
A Global Partnership:
The two Prime Ministers noted that in an increasingly complex and interconnected world, deepening the already close partnership on global issues would be vital for safeguarding and promoting prosperity and security.
Economic & Finance :
The two Prime Ministers welcomed the strengthening economic outlook in both the UK and India but shared their concern that global growth is falling short of expectations and that the risks to the global outlook have increased.

They agreed to continue working towards strong, sustainable and balanced growth, and agreed on the importance of structural reforms and pursuing credible fiscal policies in order to raise living standards.
Make in India:
Prime Minister Cameron welcomed Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. Prime Minister Modi noted that this model of collaboration was already deeply ingrained in UK investments and partnerships with India.
Business:
Prime Ministers Cameron and Modi noted the deep and fruitful business relationship between the UK and India and welcomed the $9.2 Billion of commercial deals between the UK and India announced during the visit and listed in the annex.
Education, Skills and Science :
Prime Minister Cameron offered to support Prime Minister Modi achieve his goal of preparing young Indians for the 21st Century. Under the new UK-India Skills pledge, 11 UK companies have committed to support skills development in India.

Together, the UK government and UK businesses will establish new “Centres of Excellence” in key sectors, starting with a centre for Automotive and Advanced Engineering in Pune.
Health:
The two Prime Ministers underlined their joint determination to address antimicrobial resistance, noting that it poses a grave public health and economic threat to both countries
Culture:
The two Prime Ministers announced that a UK-India Year of Culture will be organised in 2017 to celebrate our deep cultural ties and the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence.

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