UK envoy to India comments on CAA

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NEW DELHI:  British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith said in New Delhi on Thursday that his country will remain the most important European partner of India, said here on Thursday, a day ahead of Britain’s scheduled exit from the European Union that followed long political drama.

According to him, there would be expansion of diplomatic and trade activities and the UK will adopt a distinctive approach. The diplomat, regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), noted that the Indian government will address the concerns of its citizens.

Asquith said; “We have noted what the (Indian) government has said this. Protests happen in every democracy. I’m sure the government will address the concerns of its citizens regarding the CAA”.

 The envoy also extended support to India’s permanent bid at the United Nations Security Council and categorically stated that India should be a permanent member of UNSC.