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India Discusses Bilateral Ties With Britain, Cambodia

 
New Delhi: India has completed discussing bilateral ties with Cambodia and Britan. As part of New Delhi reaching out to Latin America, India and Colombia on Wednesday discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Colombian counterpart Maria Angela Holguin.

According to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry, Sushma Swaraj and Holguin "held discussions on a wide-range of issues of shared common interest to further expand and strengthen bilateral relations".

"India has extended assistance to Colombia in capacity building under its ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation) programme and expressed readiness to extend cooperation in the post peace process reconstruction and rehabilitation," the statement said.

The visiting delegation also met with Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu and undertook a comprehensive review of trade and investment issues discussed during the meetings of Joint Committee on Business Development Cooperation and Joint Working Group on Trade and Investment held in Colombia's capital Bogota in May this year.

Bilateral trade between India and Colombia amounted to $941.86 million in the period January-September 2016.

India and Britan:

Bilateral trade between India and Britain stands at $12.19 billion. India is the third largest investor in Britain 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. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and held wide ranging discussions on India-Britain ties.