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India, UK discuss cooperation to counter terrorism

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, July 5, IRNA -- India and the UK on Tuesday discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism, policing, homeland security issues and enhanced partnership.

The issues were discussed by Jeremy Browne, UK Foreign Office Minister, who is here on a two-day visit, during his meetings with Home Minister P Chidambarm and Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur.

Browne’s visit is the latest in a series by British ministers and comes a few days after bilateral meetings between External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and his British counterpart William Hague in the UK last week.

Noting that the visit underlines the UK's strong and on-going commitment to build enhanced ties with India, a British High Commission release said Browne, in-charge of South Asia in British Foreign Office, met Chidambaram to discuss how to strengthen UK-India cooperation in counter-terrorism, policing and other homeland security issues.

He also met his ministerial counterpart in the MEA, Preneet Kaur, and discussed the key priorities in taking forward the UK-India enhanced partnership.

'As Minister for South Asia and for emerging powers, I am delighted to be in India. Like my ministerial colleagues before me, I am here to make my contribution to the enhanced partnership between the UK and India that Prime Ministers David Cameron and Manmohan Singh set out a year ago.'