Gordon Brown, House of Commons congratulate Manmohan Singh

May 21st, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Gordon Brown London, May 21 (IANS) In a felicitation from the world’s oldest democracy to its largest, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has congratulated Manmohan Singh on behalf of the British parliament.
“I have sent a message of congratulation - I believe it will be on behalf of the whole House - to Prime Minister Singh, who is very respected not only in the region but throughout the world,” the British leader told the House of Commons, Britain’s lower house of parliament, Wednesday.

Brown said the re-establishment of the Congress-led UPA government would allow the two countries to make progress in a number of areas, including regional security and global trade.

“First of all, we will be talking to them about Pakistan and about security on the border between India and Pakistan.

“Secondly, we will be talking to them about the world trade deal, which is essential.

“Thirdly, we will be talking to them about the contribution that they can make to the whole of the peace and security of the region, and about helping us and working with us, particularly after the Mumbai bombings, to deal with the problems of terrorism that exist there.”

Brown was responding to a question by Indian-origin MP Virendra Sharma during Prime Minister’s Questions.

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