India: Foreign Relations

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 26th February 2009.

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Photo of Keith Simpson Keith Simpson Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) meetings and (b) engagements he had in India during his recent visit.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary visited India from 13-15 January 2009. In New Delhi, he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Foreign Minister Mukherjee, Home Minister Chidambaram and National Security Adviser Narayanan among others. He visited Uttar Pradesh as the guest of Rahul Gandhi and then Mumbai, where he delivered a speech on terrorism and met some of those affected by the terrorist attacks in November. He also participated in a range of useful meetings and events with various Indian politicians, civil society and the media.

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