UK Premier arrives on Jan 20 for annual Summit on Jan 21

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New Delhi, Jan 18 (UNI) India and the United Kingdom will explore new ways for cooperation in civilian nuclear energy, counter-terrorism, climate change and development projects during the upcoming visit of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown here on January 20-21 for the India-UK annual Summit.

The British Premier who arrives here from Beijing on January 20 on his maiden visit to India, will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday on an array of matters including bilateral ties and regional and international issues, specially Pakistan, Afghanistan and Myanmar.

Addressing a press conference here today, British High Commissioner to India, Sir Richard Stagg, said both countries have a ''very strong shared interest'', both being advocates of reform.

On January 21, on the second day of his visit, Mr Brown will deliver the keynote address at a business Summit which would be a major speech on international framework.

The same day he will also be awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the Delhi University.

The British Prime Minister will launch a programme on sports collaboration for encouraging sports in developing countries.

The official talks will include formal discussions with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on several bilateral, regional and international issues, the High Commissioner added.


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