British deputy PM to meet India's Modi in trade trip

Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat party leader Nick Clegg arrives at Saint Andrews Youth Club in Westminster, central London, on May 27, 2014Britain’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg begins a trade mission to India on Monday, where he will meet the country’s prime minister Narendra Modi in a bid to strengthen economic ties. The three-day visit by a 40-strong delegation is the latest in a series of similar trips by David Cameron’s government, which is keen to foster closer links with the world’s largest democracy. Clegg’s office said the trip will “take advantage of the opportunities presented by the new Indian government’s focus on economic growth” since Modi swept to a landslide victory on a platform of economic reform in May. Clegg will meet with Modi and finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday, while energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey will look for opportunities for companies and ways to collaborate on energy.

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