Department for International Trade: India

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 20th May 2021.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what advance visit was undertaken by her officials to prepare for the Prime Minister's scheduled visit to India on 26 April 2021; on what dates that advance visit began and ended; and how many individuals were involved.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

DIT officials did not conduct an advance visit to prepare for the Prime Minister’s scheduled visit to India on 26th April 2021. DIT officials, based in both London and the British High Commission in India, supported preparations for the Prime Minister’s Summit with Prime Minister Modi on 4th May 2021. Following the Summit, the Prime Minister announced an Enhanced Trade Partnership with India, including the intent to begin negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement later this year, and over 6,500 new jobs created from export wins and investments.

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