Prince Charles to visit India

Prince Charles to visit India

Prince Charles to visit India

Prince Charles of the UK and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles will be in India for a two-day-visit from Wednesday.

The Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi announced that Prince of Wales, Charles Philip Arthur George, accompanied by Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, would be on a visit to India next week as a part of a 10-day tour to four nations in Asia.

Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of the MEA, said that the visit of the royal couple was aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations.

The Prince is scheduled to meet 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. They will also discuss other issues like climate change, sustainable development goals, and economic cooperation.

With bilateral trade worth $12.19 billion, India is the third largest investor in the UK and the second largest international job creator in the UK.

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

The visit of the Prince of Wales to India is going to be his ninth since 1975.