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Delegation of British High Commission and HPCA calls on CM

February 23, 2024 04:54 PM

SHIMLA: A joint delegation representing the British High Commission and the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) called on Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu here today.

The delegation led by Deputy Head of Mission of the British High Commission Amandeep Grewal and Political, Press and Projects Adviser for the UK Government Rajinder S. Nagarkoti extended a cordial invitation to the Chief Minister for a UK-HPCA joint reception scheduled for 7th March, 2024 at the Cricket Stadium Dharamshala.

The reception, coinciding with the first day of the 5th Test Match between the cricket teams of India and England, aims to showcase a fusion of British and Himachali cuisine while fostering stronger ties between the United Kingdom and Himachal Pradesh. The delegation provided insights into the reception, highlighting the presence of British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, among the distinguished guests.

The Chief Minister expressed a keen interest in exploring collaboration with the UK in various sectors including green hydrogen, electric vehicles, tourism, and water bodies. He urged the UK team to collaborate closely with the state government to leverage UK's expertise in these fields for mutual benefits.

He said that further meetings with the UK delegation to delve deeper into the proposed collaborations would be held shortly, ensuring that Himachal Pradesh maximizes the potential of partnering with the UK. Director of HPCA Surinder Thakur also extended a warm invitation to the Chief Minister to witness the test match between India and England.


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