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Narendra Modi Meets UK's New PM Theresa May

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| September 5 , 2016 , 10:11 IST
[caption id="attachment_223718" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday for the first time met new Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in Hangzhou and held discussions on enhancing bilateral ties in the aftermath of the UK's decision to exit the European Union. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday for the first time met new Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in Hangzhou and held discussions on enhancing bilateral ties in the aftermath of the UK's decision to exit the European Union.[/caption] Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday for the first time met new Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in Hangzhou and held discussions on enhancing bilateral ties in the aftermath of the UK's decision to exit the European Union. Both the leaders held discussions on the sidelines of the G20 summit here on "building opportunities" after the UK voted to leave the EU- the world's single largest market. "Building opportunities with the United Kingdom. PM @narendramodi meets PM @theresa_may for their first bilateral," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. ALSO READ: G20 Summit: Modi Urges Refinement Of Global Economy, Finance Governance May was sworn in as Britain's Prime Minister on July 13, succeeding David Cameron who resigned after the country voted in favour of exiting the EU. May, 59, is UK's second woman Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher, also known as Iron Lady, with whom May is often compared. Modi had congratulated May on her assumption of new responsibility on July 27 and had affirmed India's commitment to further strengthen the strategic bilateral partnership. ALSO READ: Modi Raises India’s Concern Over CPEC With Xi Jinping Thanking Modi, May had during the telephonic conversation said she looked forward to work closely with India to develop stronger ties and enhance cooperation. Earlier on Sunday, Modi said fighting corruption, blackmoney and tax-evasion were central to effective financial governance. He also said, "we need to act to eliminiate safe havens for economic offenders, track down and unconditionally extradite money launderers."

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