British e-commerce minister to visit India to boost trade

Saturday, 26 October 2002, 07:00 Hrs
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British Minister of State for E-commerce and Competitiveness Stephen Timms arrives in India next week to promote bilateral trade and investment in the IT and communications technology sectors.

NEW DELHI: Timms will lead a British delegation to Bangalore IT.COM 2002, an annual international technology conference that starts Monday, said a press statement issued by the British High Commission.

The minister will speak at the opening of the five-day event and visit IT companies in Bangalore and New Delhi. Timms will also meet Sumitra Mahajan, minister of state for communications and IT, in the national capital.

"Our two countries have always enjoyed close working relations in particular in the technology sector," Timms was quoted as saying on the eve of his visit to India.

"India has an extremely strong technology skills base from which Britain can learn a great deal. In return, we can offer India a thriving technology market. I hope my visit will reinforce the well-established links between India and Britain."

Source: IANS

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