HC Deb 14 May 2002 vol 385 cc545-6W
26. Mr. Doran

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the impact of the Delhi Declaration. [54394]

Mr. Bradshaw

The New Delhi Declaration, signed by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and the Indian Prime Minister on 6 January 2002, represents a new high-water mark in the strong and vibrant relationship between the UK and India. It identifies many areas of common interest and sets out a road map for future co-operation, both bilaterally and on the world stage. The Declaration is already having an impact.

Elements of it were discussed by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary and myself in our meetings with our Indian counterparts in the last three months.