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London Mayor wants trade ties with India

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Mar 27 (UNI) Lord Mayor of the City of London, Mr Alderman David Brewer today reiterated UK's commitment to work with India in various sectors.

A high-level delegation headed by the Mayor met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and discussed various issues of mutual interest, particularly on industry and infrastructure development. He also expressed need of exchange programme for professional and financial services in the state.

The Mayor described Hyderabad as the 'Geneva of india' because of its lakes, and good infrastructure facilities.

Stating that he met six top industrialists yesterday who described Hyderabad as the future city of India, the Mayor said he saw confidence and optimism in the citizens here.

''Anywhere in the world, the citizens make negative comments about their city. But the case here is different and in fact positive," the Mayor observed.

He said more number of international legal advisors were required if the industtry in India was to be developed on par with international standards. ''Keeping this aspect in view, we are planning collaboration with NALSAR at Hyderabad for training lawyers,'' the Mayor added, extending an invitation to the Chief Minister to visit London.

The Chief Minister said because of the pro-active measures taken by his government, many international agencies, banks and business establishments were coming forward to set up their offices in Hyderabad and help industrial promotion in the state.


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