It will be good to meet Modi, says British PM

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British Prime Minister David Cameron is open to meeting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and said he will do so in time while his government goes ahead with steps to engage with him and his government. “We have started a proper engagement with Gujarat and with the (Chief) Minister there. Our Foreign Office Minister has met with him... The connection is there, the engagement is there. I think the engagement should continue,” he said.

Cameron, on a short visit to India ahead of the Commonwealth meeting in Colombo, also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and held talks with him on improving bilateral and trade ties. Asked if he would like to meet Modi, Cameron said, “In time, yes. It’s good to meet. We have an approach of meeting all politicians and leaders... it will be for the people of India whom to elect. But I’m open to meeting elected leaders.”

The British Prime Minister will be meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee later in the day when he visits Kolkata for the first time ever.PTI



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