February 10, 2017
Bengal CM’s ideas ‘interesting and bold’, says British High Commissioner to India
Stating that the ideas of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for development of the state are “interesting and bold”, British High Commissioner to India, Dominic Asquith, said: “Besides education and research, Britain is interested in investing in many other sectors in Bengal.”
Asquith met the Bengal Chief Minister at the State Secretariat, Nabanna, on Thursday and the meeting continued for around an hour.
It may be mentioned that UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met the Bengal CM in January, a day ahead of the Bengal Global Business Summit and had assured collaboration with Bengal in education and research sector.
He said after the meeting: “The Chief Minister has many interesting and bold ideas. We want British companies to compete in every single area of the economy besides education or research.”
The Bengal Chief Minister is trying to build and develop the economy of the state and Britain is interested in developing the relationship with Bengal in all sectors including science, medicine, trade, research and education. Asquith reached Kolkata on Thursday afternoon and he has a series of programme till Sunday when he will be meeting Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra.