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Open for business, partnerships with India: London Mayor Sadiq Khan

ANI  |  Mumbai [India] 

Mayor Sadiq Khan on Sunday said the British capital was open for business and partnerships with

Khan, who arrived in today as a part of his visit to to boost economic and cultural ties said, "The key message I am bringing to is that is open for talent, business and partnerships."

The Mayor stated that India was the second biggest investor in the United Kingdom and both have a rich history, adding, "India is the biggest democracy and the is the oldest democracy."

"We're keen to encourage talented Indians to come and study in London," he added.

For someone whose parents and grandparents are from India, Khan said, "I am really proud that I have come to India as the Mayor of London."

During his visit, Sadiq will also visit and Amritsar in India before going to Lahore, and in

Sadiq is accompanied by a delegation of business leaders and will meet with politicians, investors and entrepreneurs from across South Asia on the trip, which is aimed at strengthening trade and investment links as well as promoting cultural exchange.

The visit is primary focussed on spreading the message that London is open to those looking to work, visit or study following the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum or the EU referendum, also known as the Brexit referendum.

Between 2005 and 2016, the was the second largest destination for Indian investment and 44 per cent of the fastest growing Indian companies now have a base in London.

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 20:53 IST