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Will help India at "each step" in its journey to growth, says British Dy PM Clegg


New Delhi (25th August, 2014): Excited over his first visit here on Monday, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said his country would like to help India at "each step" of its journey to growth and in implementing its ambitious agenda of turning the "page".

Clegg, who held wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, said he was upbeat on hearing about the new leadership's "impatience" to unleash the dynamism that this country has.

"...This is my first visit to India.... It is a dream come true....I felt like I was visiting a country which I knew," he said addressing a reception hosted by the British High Commissioner James Bevan in his honour at his residence.

"There is a sense of possiblity here about what is there to come. We wish to see the turning of the page on old infrastructure, going for new infrastructure and welcoming new investment," he said.

"All these things are possible, all these things are going to happen and at each step, we wish to play our role and help your great nation on its journey," Clegg told the gathering which included a number of Indian and British businessmen.

He said that during his meeting with Modi, the two leaders focussed on certain commercial issues and discussed some "difficult" issues as well.

"I was uplifted by Prime Minister Modi's personal agenda," he said, while noting that there is a desire to see a transformation and wish to see turning of the page in infrastructure and development.


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