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Diwali an auspicious date to sign India-UK FTA: British High Commissioner

Currently, both countries are at the last leg of negotiations towards a trade deal that kick-started in January

Alex Ellis, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom
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Ellis stressed on the need for increased trade and investment between both nations

Shreya Nandi New Delhi
British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis said on Tuesday that the best way to celebrate Diwali this year will be the finalisation of the free trade agreement between India and the United Kingdom (UK).

This is the first event that the British High Commissioner attended since the 10-day national mourning in the UK, following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.

Ellis also stressed on the need for increased trade and investment between both nations. “Free trade agreements (FTAs) are an effective way to increase employment and growth in our countries,” he said at an industry event organised by body Associated Chambers

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First Published: Sep 20 2022 | 7:20 PM IST

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