London Mayor inaugurates 'Delhi Office' to boost ties

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New Delhi, Nov 19 (UNI) Upgrading Britain's new initiative to promote business and cultural ties with India and expanding tourism prospects,London Mayor Ken Livingston today inaugurated the 'London India Office' in Delhi, which would further boost ties between the two'world cities'.

The 'India Office', which would promote London as a tourist spot, study centre and a hot investment destination, would help Indians to experience what the British capital has to offer, said the Mayor.

''As an economic superpower and the fourth largest economy, India is a force to reckon with. And with Indians spending big, with 230,000 Indians visiting London last year and spending 152 million British Pounds (overtaking Japan), the city has much to offer.'' Our endeavour is to make more and more Indians choose London as their ''first choice'' of visit, he said, adding that the city provides practical resources to help encourage greater economic and cultural activity.

''The office here will showcase the business, economic, tourism and other varied potential of London, which could offer the Indian visitor to a wide range of existing and likely avenues for exploration and mutual benefit.'' Ms Divya Dwivedi will be the Mayor's representative in Delhi.

Mr Livingston arrived here yesterday to evolve deeper ties between the two cities.


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