PM Modi concludes 3-day visit to the UK, departs for Turkey to attend G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

London, Nov 14: Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Saturday concluded his three day visit to the United Kingdom and left for Turkey to participate in the G20 Summit.

The Prime Minster will attend G-20 Summit going to be held on 15th and 16th November at Antalya.

During the summit, the G-20 countries will review the progress on decision taken at the last Brisbane Summit.

The summit leaders will also discuss global economy and strategies for economic growth and employment, different critical issues related with financial sectors including trade flow.

The vice chairman of the NITI Aayog and India’s sherpa at the G-20 summit, Arvind Panagaria, had said that G-20 Summit will focus on ensuring inclusive and robust growth through financial inclusiveness, implementation and investment for growth.

Earlier, the prime minister expressed satisfaction as he concluded his UK visit, saying it will transform the ties between both nations.

“The progress on the economic front was satisfying. India and the UK are partners in development and our economic cooperation is all set to increase,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted before his departure.

He said: “Goodbye UK. This visit was memorable because of the wide range of programmes I attended. The ground covered will transform India- UK ties.”

The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the British people and the government for their warm welcome. He also extended his thanks to British Prime Minister David Cameron for personal attention to his visit.

Modi inaugurates Ambedkar memorial in London

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a memorial dedicated to the architect of the India’s Constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar.

The memorial is a house located on 10 King Henry’s Road in North London, where Ambedkar lived as a student while pursuing his doctoral studies at the London School of Economics between 1921 and 1922.

The house was purchased by the Maharashtra government for around Rs 32 crores (3.1-million pounds) in September this year.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Republican Party of India (RPI) leader Ramdas Athawale were also present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister also paid floral tributes to the bust of Dr BR Ambedkar at the memorial.

The plaque on the entrance of the memorial reads “Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar , Indian Crusader for Social Justice lived here 1921- 1922”.

The six-bedroom property is now a public museum and a library.

(With Agency Inputs)

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