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British Energy Minister Amber Rudd to visit India tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Britain's Minister for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd will arrive in New Delhi tomorrow to strengthen bilateral cooperation on clean energy and climate change besides preparing for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UK later this year.

She will be among a series of senior ministers to have visited India in the last a few weeks in preparation for the visit of Modi to the UK in November.

"The Indian and British Governments are both working to provide secure, affordable and sustainable energy for our citizens. Working together, we can achieve this in a way that is good for our economies and good for the environment. We now have the potential to go even further together, in particular concerning low carbon energy," Rudd said today.

The minister will meet her Indian counterpart Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, to discuss both the countries' ambitions for a climate agreement later this year.

She will also meet Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, to discuss economic ties and opportunities to strengthen it through Modi's upcoming visit.

Rudd will also meet British and Indian businesses to discuss the length and breadth of commercial opportunities that exist in renewable clean energy and low carbon technology.

The two-day visit, from September 22 to 23, of the UK's secretary of state for energy and climate change comes soon after official visits to India by Britain's Minister of State for Trade and Investment Lord Francis Maude and British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid earlier this this month.

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First Published: Mon, September 21 2015. 21:22 IST