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UK and India: Prime Minister’s trade mission and bilateral visit

Prime Minister Theresa May is leading a trade mission to India on her first major bilateral visit since taking office.

The Prime Minister will take examples of the best of British business to India on 6 to 8 November in her first bilateral visit outside Europe since taking office.

This will also be the Prime Minister’s first trade mission, with a business delegation drawn from regions across the UK accompanying her to India. The Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, and the Trade Minister Greg Hands will join the visit.

The Prime Minister will deliver on her ambitious vision for Britain after Brexit, forging a new global role for the UK beyond the continent of Europe. She will also deliver on her pledge for an economy that works for all, by introducing new and emerging enterprises, as well as more established players, to the key Indian market.  A number of commercial deals are expected to be signed during the visit, creating and securing jobs at home and demonstrating market confidence in the strength of the British economy.

The Prime Minister will meet with Prime Minister Modi to discuss developing the strategic partnership between the UK and India, building on the deep links and co-operation we already share. Alongside Prime Minister Modi, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the India-UK TECH Summit, South Asia’s largest technology conference.

The Indian diaspora plays a vital role in our national life with approximately 1.5 million people of Indian origin in the UK and Indian companies currently employing over 100,000 people in the UK. India is now our second largest international job creator, with 7,105 new jobs in Britain in the past year.

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