Indian PM hails Britain's Cameron, invites for visit: London
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called new British Prime Minister David Cameron to offer congratulations and invited him to make an early visit to Delhi, a spokesman said Wednesday.
In a "very warm and friendly" conversation lasting 10 minutes, the two men discussed bilateral issues "but foremost was a discussion on the world economy", a spokesman for Cameron's Downing Street office said.
"Both reinforced the strong bilateral relationship between India and the United Kingdom and looked forward to strengthening it further," he said.
"Prime Minister Singh invited the prime minister to make an early visit to Delhi."
Cameron, who took office Tuesday at the head of a coalition government of his Conservatives and the smaller Liberal Democrats, has called for a "new special relationship" with India, the world's largest democracy.
The Conservative election manifesto also includes a pledge to support a permanent seat on the UN Security Council for India, along with Japan, Germany, Brazil and Africa.
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