Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark urges British business to embrace trade ties with India after visiting the country and meeting with ministers and company leaders in New Delhi.
Clark held talks with Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal and Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to discuss future cooperation between the nations, his office said
During his visit, Clark stressed importance of UK’s long-standing relationship with India and reiterated that Britain is open for business and that India and the UK would mutually benefit from working together, particularly in the energy sector. The UK is already the largest G20 investor in India, while India is the third largest investor in the UK.
While in New Delhi, the Business and Energy Secretary discussed the UK-India business relationship and considered ways to develop even stronger trade links following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.
Greg Clark said, ‘’The UK has a long-standing trade relationship with India and we want this to grow and prosper. That is why I wanted to meet with government ministers and key business leaders in the country to make clear that the UK is open for business and will continue to thrive on the world stage.
The UK is already the largest G20 investor in India and I want to nurture these trade links further, deepening our co-operation on areas such as energy and infrastructure.
The Business and Energy Secretary’s visit to India was the first by a UK Cabinet Minister since Theresa May became Prime Minister.