Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral meetings with the heads of government of several Commonwealth nations, including those of Bangladesh and Australia, in London on Thursday.
He met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II addressed earlier in the day.
May spoke of creating a more sustainable Commonwealth and called for “coordinated action” to tackle climate change, protectionism and cyber attacks. Queen Elizabeth II said it was her “sincere wish” to see Prince Charles succeed her as the head of the Commonwealth. The post is not hereditary.
Modi also met the prime ministers of Trinidad and Tobago and Mauritius, and the presidents of Seychelles and Gambia, ANI reported.
He met Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday at Buckingham Palace and discussed matters of mutual interest, PTI reported. The executive session of the meeting will culminate in a gala dinner hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Friday.
Modi also met Prince Charles at an exhibition on Indian science and innovation in London on Wednesday.