Meeting with Cameron fruitful: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 14 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron here was 'cordial, positive and fruitful'.

She said Cameron has invited her to visit London.

"We are deeply honoured for the visit of the British Prime Minister to Kolkata today. I had the opportunity to meet him for the first time. The City of Kolkata was initially built by the British. Their architectural creations are still livid in the City's landscape. He invited me to visit his country and I am indeed very happy," Banerjee said in a Facebook post.

"There is significant scope for collaboration with the British Government in the fields of education, culture, tourism, skill development, manufacturing industries, river-front development and so on," she said.

Calling Cameron 'vibrant', the CM said: "I found the British Prime Minister very vibrant. Our discussions were very cordial, positive and fruitful. I am very happy about it."

"Mr. Greg Baker, Minister of State and Mr. James Bevan, British High Commissioner were present. Also present were Dr. Amit Mitra, Finance Minister and our Chief Secretary," Banerjee said.

Cameron on Thursday met Banerjee for 30 minutes at the British Deputy High Commission here.

Earlier at a function Cameron said Britain would like to invest in the infrastructure projects in the city.

On a whirlwind tour of India, which included Kolkata after his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, Cameron interacted with the students of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta at Joka and then met Banerjee in the evening.

Mamata Banerjee, who had wanted to make Kolkata like London, also gifted the British PM with clothes, her painting, handicraft and sweets, said reports.

Cameron is flying to Colombo from Kolkata to attend the Commonwealth meeting.

--IBNS (Posted on 15-11-2013)

west-bengal-news headlines

Nepal officials to visit Bengal model poll booths

Legal action against 350 for Bengal blast: EC

BJP's P.C. Sorcar faces sexual harassment case

TV channels, emails to act as EC watchdogs in Bengal

BJP's P.C. Sorcar faces sexual harassment case

Congress, CPI-M behind transfer of officers, policemen: Mamata Banerjee

Late Ghani Khan, ailing Priya Ranjan relevant in Bengal (Election Special)

We do not need money from illegal sources to run our party: Mamata

Chit funds flourished in Bengal during Left regime: Mamata

Polling in six constituencies in West Bengal tomorrow

Bengal folk dancers promote voting

Local talents paint Kolkata trams in bright colours

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top