Delhi: Prince Charles, Duchess visit British High Commissioner's residence

ANI | Updated: Nov 09, 2017 23:54 IST

New Delhi [India], November 9 (ANI): Prince of Wales Charles Philip Arthur George, accompanied by Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles, on Thursday visited the British High Commissioner's residence in the national capital.

While addressing a gathering here, Charles said, "All the great religious traditions, the great wisdom of remaining indigenous communities represented in our family of nations, speak of the essential requirement to work in harmony with nature as our ultimate sustainer."

"As the world's largest democracy, India's role in all of this could not be more crucial nor her contribution to the commonwealth more essential. So many areas such as Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi's impressive and admirable focus on renewable energy, India offers a compelling example for others to follow. The world can learn so much from India today as indeed it has done throughout history," Charles added.

Earlier in the day, Charles along with Camilla Parker Bowles paid tribute to the martyrs at Delhi's Amar Jawan Jyoti.

The Prince had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday and discussed a wide range of issues, including that of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which will take place in April 2018 in the United Kingdom.

The royal couple is on a two-day visit to India.

The visit is a part of their 10-day four nation tour to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and India.

This visit, the ninth of the Prince of Wales to India, is aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between the two nations.

India-U.K. trade is at USD 12.19 billion. India is also the third largest investor and the second largest international job creator in the U.K.

U.K. is the third largest inward investor in India, with a cumulative equity investment of USD 24.37 billion for the period April 2000 - June 2017.

U.K. is the third largest inward investor in India, with a cumulative equity investment of USD 24.37 billion for the period April 2000 - June 2017. (ANI)

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