Chandigarh: Coming as a welcome initiative for promoting healthy bilateral ties between UK and India, a British delegation on Friday called on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and apprised him about a project which aims at establishing multi-faceted links between their city and Jalandhar.
   
The five-member delegation of Gravesham Borough Council which was led by its first Punjabi Sikh Mayor Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, included Executive Leader of Gravesham Council John Burden, Director for Business Kevin Burbidge, Director for Communities Melanie Norris and Town Twinning Officer Barry Rowbotham.
   
Dhesi informed the Chief Minister that under this programme, Gravesham Council was eager to promote business, cultural, sports and other activities between these cities through establishing a Centre at Jalandhar.

Badal appreciated the efforts of Gravesham Council (UK) to intensify mutual bonding between these two cities by boosting business, education, culture along with other activities in larger public interest.
   
On behalf of the state government, the Chief Minister assured them of fulsome support and cooperation for the success of this venture to further strengthening bilateral relations.

(JPN/Agencies)