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PM Narendra Modi Meets UK's New PM Theresa May for the First Time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time met new British Premier Theresa May on Monday here and held discussions on enhancing bilateral ties in the aftermath of UK's decision to exit the 28-member European Union.
•    Both the leaders held discussions on the sidelines of the G20 summit here on "building opportunities" after the UK voted to leave the EU- the world's single largest market.
•    May was sworn in as Prime Minister on July 13, succeeding David Cameron who resigned after the country voted in favour of exiting the EU.
•    May, 59, is UK's second woman Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher, also known as Iron Lady, with whom May is often compared.
•    Modi had congratulated May on her assumption of new responsibility on July 27 and had affirmed India's commitment to further strengthen the strategic bilateral partnership.
•    Modi earlier today said fighting corruption, blackmoney and tax-evasion were central to effective financial governance.

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