Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his British counterpart David Cameron on Friday and discussed ways to enhance the “vibrant” bilateral partnership.
“On every occasion, the opportunity to strengthen an old partnership. PM Narendra Modi and PM David Cameron meet,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with a picture of the two leaders meeting on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC.
“Enhancing a vibrant partnership...PM Narendra Modi & PM David Cameron talk India-UK ties,” a PMO tweet said.
Their meeting comes in the backdrop of a crisis in Britain’s steel industry after Tata Steel announced that it has decided to “explore all options for portfolio restructuring including the potential divestment of Tata Steel UK, in whole or in parts”.
Their meeting came nearly five months after Prime Minister Modi travelled to the UK in November and held wide-ranging talks with Cameron.
During that visit, India and the UK had signed deals worth 9-billion pounds and inked a civil nuclear pact besides deciding to collaborate in defence and cyber security.