July 28, 2015
Wish you a successful visit to UK: David Cameron to Mamata Banerjee
UK PM David Cameron, who could not be in London because of a foreign visit, sent a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee on Monday apologising for his absence.
“I fondly recall our meeting in Kolkata in November 2013 when we discussed the positive UK-West Bengal bilateral cooperation that exists and the wealth of trade and investment opportunities this offers. I am delighted that you will be visiting London to see these opportunities first hand. I am sorry that due to my travel plans I will not be in London to see you in person. I wish you a successful and rewarding visit which will help forge the close ties between UK and Bengal,” reads an excerpt from the letter.
Interestingly, it was Mr Cameron who first invited Mamata to the UK. In 2013, during his first term as PM, Cameron had made a stop to the Indian Institute of Management, Joka (IIM-Joka) and interacted with students for nearly an hour.
WB CM was received by minister Priti Patel, minister of state for employment at the department for work and pensions.
Commenting on the personal letter from Cameron, WB CM tweeted: “21 MoU’s are a good sign of Britain’s partnership with Bengal. I thank him for his good wishes.”
The image is from 2013 when PM Cameron met WB CM in Kolkata