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High Commissioner's address at the Parliament on 8th March, 2016

        In an event organized jointly by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Commonwealth, the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Groupandthe Royal Commonwealth Society, High Commissioner Mr. Navtej Sarna addressed MPs and peers in the House of Commons today.

        “India and the UK are a part of one big family which is the Commonwealth and it is the commonwealth values of democracy, rule of law and freedom of speech that binds us all together”, the High Commissioner remarked in his address. He also briefed the Lords and MPs on major developments in India-UK relations, including the outcomes of the successful visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UK in November 2015.

        The High Commissioner urged the parliamentarians to visit India to first hand see and understand India in the larger context of the potential of the growing India-UK relations. He also encouraged the audience to get more associated with the Nehru Centre with a view to raising the level of intellectual activities of the Centre.

Mr. Virendra Sharma, Chair of Indo-British APPG and Sir Henry Bellingham, Chair of APPG on Commonwealth, presided over the address. The High Commissioner’s address was followed by an interactive session on varied topics that included visa issues for students, Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendations on Tier-2 Inter Company Transfer, development challenges of India and India’s engagement with the Commonwealth.

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Mar 3, 2016
 
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