India-UK to enhance collaboration between 'judicial and legal systems'

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London, July 11(ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Dr.M.Veerappa Moily has met British Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke to enhance relationships between the two countries in all spheres, including the judicial system.

Moily said that his meeting with the Secretary of State on Wednesday was very warm, cordial and fruitful.

"Kenneth Clark told me about the high regard he has for our Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and how much he admires the transformation that has taken place in India, particularly in the Indian economy, under Dr. Singh's leadership," Moily said in a statement.

"Clark also acknowledged India's powerful regard for the rule of law and spoke of the challenges the Indian judicial system faces," he added.

He also had meetings with the Lord Chief Justice and the Attorney General.

Besides, he had Round Table discussions with the Bar Council of UK, Law Society of UK, Society of Asian Lawyers and the London Court of International Arbitration, which he said were "constructive and purposeful".

He also interacted with several UK law firms and the UK India Business Council, and visited the Supreme Court of UK to witness the proceedings and attended a reception at the House of Commons.

The objective of these discussions was to enhance collaboration between the judicial and legal systems of the two countries by sharing mutual experiences.

"My interactions with the UK authorities have helped me understand the functioning of the judicial system in the UK," Moily added. (ANI)

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