Foreign Secretary William Hague and Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid reviewed bilateral relations between India and the UK and also discussed current regional issues in South Asia, the Middle East/West Asia and Europe. Foreign Secretary Hague also briefed the visiting Minister on his Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative. Speaking after the meeting, William Hague said:
I was delighted to welcome my counterpart in India, Minister Salman Khurshid, today in Commonwealth Week, which aptly reflects the spirit of our friendship and motivation toward the shared goals and values of Britain and India.
We discussed a wide range of issues, including bilateral matters and foreign policy issues in South Asia, West Asia and Europe.
We agreed to keep in close touch on these and other issues as part of our continued commitment to a stronger, wider and deeper relationship between the UK and India.
Mr Khurshid is in London to attend the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG).
Earlier this week, the UK and India held talks on multilateral affairs, including reform of the UN Security Council, UN Peacekeeping and Post-2015 Development Agenda and issues in West Asia[/Middle East], as part of their regular engagement on topics of shared interest.
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