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Modi, Prince Charles discuss India-Britain ties

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendr Modi Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and held wide ranging discussions on India-ties.

"A relationship marked by mutual respect and strong bonds of friendship. PM @narendramodi welcomed Their Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Hyderabad House, wide ranging issues on strengthening bilateral cooperation were discussed," Externl Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Prince Charles, accompanied by his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles, arrived here earlier on Wednesday on a two-day visit to in the final leg of their 10-day four-nation tour that also took them to Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

Bilateral trade between and stands at $12.19 billion. is the third largest investor in and the second largest international job creator there, while Britain is the third largest inward investor in India, with a cumulative equity investment of $24.37 billion for the period April 2000-June 2017

The Indian diaspora in Britain is one of the largest ethnic minority communities in the country, with the 2011 census recording approximately 1.5 million people of Indian origin equating to almost 1.8 percent of the population.

This is Prince Charles's ninth visit to India. He had earlier visited India in 1975, 1980, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2013.



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First Published: Wed, November 08 2017. 22:24 IST