Prince Charles to pay two-day visit to India

ANI | Updated: Nov 03, 2017 19:57 IST

New Delhi [India], November 3 (ANI): Prince of Wales Charles Philip Arthur George accompanied by Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles will be on a two-day visit to India on November 8 as 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.

The Prince is scheduled to meet the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss a wide range of issues, including that of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which will take place in April 2018 in the UK, Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals, Economic cooperation and others.

India-UK trade is at US$ 12.19 billion.

India is the third largest investor in the UK and the second largest international job creator in the UK.

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

The Indian diaspora in UK is one of the largest ethnic minority communities in the country, with the 2011 census recording approximately 1.5 million people of Indian origin in the UK equating to almost 1.8 percent of the population and contributing to 6 percent of the country's GDP. (ANI)

The Prince of Wales had earlier visited India in 1975, 1980, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2013.(ANI)