India’s growing engagement with Commonwealth forum has given the boost it needs, says Chairman of UK- based council (CWEIC)

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The CWEIC is in charge of organising the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF), which will be held  alongside CHOGM between April 16 and 20 and bring together businesses from across the 53 member-countries with government leaders for sessions on technology, innovation, financial services and sustainability, the UK-based council responsible for promoting greater trade and investment between Commonwealth countries reportedly said India’s growing engagement with the Commonwealth forum  has given it a much-needed boost, said media news report.

Lord Jonathan Marland, chairman of the UK-based Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), reportedly said the proposed UK visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April marks a significant recognition by India that the Commonwealth has got value.

According to media news report, during an interview on plans for CHOGM in London that there has been a complete change of attitude towards the Commonwealth, which is entirely to India’s engagement is absolutely brilliant, reportedly Lord Marland said.

He reportedly said there is recognition  that the Commonwealth offers a great opportunity for India and within that opportunity lies an opportunity for the rest the Commonwealth, said media news report.

-AENNS 4/3/2018

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