British High Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG will be on his first official visit to Tamil Nadu.
Ahead of his visit, Sir Dominic said:
I am delighted to visit Chennai this week, just five weeks into my posting. The British connection with this city stretches back nearly 380 years. I know that these connections remain strong, with UK companies in Chennai directly employing over 50,000 staff. I look forward to deepening that relationship over the next 4 years.
In Chennai, Sir Dominic is expected to meet His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Dr K Rosaiah, senior government officials and a range of Indian and UK businesses.
Sir Dominic presented his credentials to His Excellency, The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday, 4 April 2016. During a wide and varied career around the world, Sir Dominic has served as Ambassador to Tripoli, Libya, Cairo and Baghdad and most recently, in senior roles in the private sector.
The UK was a partner country for the Tamil Nadu Global Investors’ Meet in 2015.
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