Excellency, I am honoured to welcome you to India.
We deeply appreciate that you have chosen India for your first bilateral visit outside Europe.
Last week was a period of great festivities in India. You also celebrated Diwali with much fanfare in London.
India-UK ties are truly special.
In my extensive discussions with Prime Minister May today, we looked at the full range of our partnership.
Earlier this morning, Prime Minister May and I jointly inaugurated the India-UK Tech Summit.
Science and Technology is a vibrant and fast growing space in our partnership.
At the Summit, new bilateral initiatives on clean energy development and energy efficient building materials were announced.
Growing business partnerships, and expanding trade and capital flows between our two economies are crucial to our economic partnership.
A meeting of the India-UK CEOs Forum, held earlier today and their valuable recommendations, would help us deepen business to business ties.
I also discussed defence and security partnership with Prime Minister May.
India-UK global partnership is expanding.
Our multifaceted relationship is, indeed, unique.
Excellency, Let me once again extend a very warm welcome to you and your delegation to India.