Modi in UK: PM spends time at Chequers retreat, to lunch with Queen today

London(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who stayed overnight at at Chequers, a 16th-century mansion that is the British Prime Minister’s country retreat in Buckinghamshire, has reportedly had another round of talks with his David Cameron and will return to London to meet with Chancellor of Exchequer Gordon Osborne and key British CEOs, which then will be followed by a lunch with Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace.

Modi with Cameron

In the evening, he is expected to address a 60,000-strong Indian Diaspora at the world famous Wembley Stadium, where as per television channel reports, arrangements are being fine tuned. The event at the Wembley Stadium will also feature Bollywood performances and fireworks and will be attended by Prime Minister David Cameron.

On Thursday, Modi spoke at the Royal Gallery of the British Parliament and held bilateral talks with Cameron. He also addressed UK’s top industry leaders at London’s Guildhall, and made a pitch for investment in India. He said that it has been his endeavour to make India an easy and simple place to do business.

During this visit, India and the UK have already announced deals worth nine billion pounds. The two countries have also signed a civil nuclear cooperation pact. Prime Minister Cameron has said that the UK supports India’s permanent membership in the UN Security Council.

On reports of intolerance in India, Modi said his government was committed to protecting every Indian citizen’s freedom. At the Royal Gallery of the British Parliament, he took a strong stand on terror and reaffirmed India’s stance on climate change.

“We need a social movement against extremism in countries where they originate,” he said.

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