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Foreign Secretary’s 2015 Diwali message

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond sends his best wishes to those celebrating Diwali as the UK welcomes Indian PM Modi.


The Foreign Secretary said:

I wish all Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities in Britain and across the world a very happy and peaceful Diwali. I convey good health, happiness and joyful times in the coming year to everyone gathering to celebrate this holy festival of lights. As we welcome Prime Minister Modi to the UK, I hope these celebrations will continue and help strengthen our relationship with India. Happy Diwali and a prosperous new year.

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Published 12 November 2015