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British envoy to India

Michael Arthur is the new British envoy to India. He succeeds Rob Young.

india Updated: Oct 18, 2003 20:40 IST

Michael Arthur, is the new British high commissioner to India. He has succeeded Rob Young.

Talking about his new posting,Arthur said: "The Indo-British relationship is vitally important and the range of our joint interests and cooperation covers the full spectrum of issues.

"Our business and people-to-people links are growing all the time. I am greatly looking forward to the challenge of taking that agenda forward."

For the last two years, Arthur, 53, has been the director general in the Foreign Office dealing with economic issues and the European Union.

Arthur studied politics and economics at Oxford University and held key positions in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since 1972, including positions at the U.N. and the European Union.

First Published: Oct 18, 2003 00:00 IST