UK trade official begins India visit to boost economic ties

UK’s Director General of International Trade and Investment Catherine Raines started three-day India visit today to discuss ways to further strengthen economic ties between the two countries.

British High Commission in a statement said she will meet officials of the ‘Invest India’ to discuss “how the UK and India can partner most effectively, and how the UK’s companies can contribute to and support the Make in India campaign”.

It added that the Director General will also meet representatives of the country’s tech giants such HCL, Wipro, Tech Mahindra and Genpact.

“Raines will meet the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) to discuss the best ways to identify and build new trade partnerships and investment opportunities between the two countries,” the statement said.

Later in the week, she will visit Kochi to inaugurate ‘Innovate 2020’, a new platform to help startups from Kerala.

The platform will encourage technology, engineering and electronics entrepreneurs from South India to join their billion pound growth vision for 2020, focusing on technologies from wireless and embedded engineering to cognitive software.

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