Open to meeting Modi: Cameron
NEW DELHI: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that he was open to meeting the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, pointing out that the UK had already started a “proper engagement” with Gujarat.
Cameron arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday night on a short visit enroute to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He met PrimeMinisterManmohanSingh on Thursday morning before leaving for Kolkata. At the meeting, both premiers expressed satisfaction at the growing trade ties between their two countries.
Asked whether he would like to meet Modi in the near future, Cameron said: “In time, yes. It’s good to meet. We have an approach of meeting all politicians and leaders. In the end, it will be for the people of India whom to elect. But I’m open to meeting elected leaders.”
British PM David Cameron in Kolkata on Thursday.