Mumbai: UK Secretary for International Trade Elizabeth Truss on Tuesday visited BMC headquarters and discussed environment, tourism, and cultural ties between her country and Maharashtra. She was invited by Tourism Minister Aditya Thackeray and Mumbai’s Mayor Kishori Pednekar.

According to the statement issued by BMC, Truss paid a visit to see the historic heritage building of the corporation headquarters and held talks on further strengthening trade and commercial ties with the Kingdom. “The delegation visited the Golden Dome under the headquarters as well as the Municipal Hall. Ancient heritage expert Bharat Gothoskar informed her about the historical information as well as the features of the building,” the statement from BMC said.

Truss is on a four-day visit to India for talks on improved trade partnership. In Mumbai, she was accompanied by the United Kingdom’s South Asia Trade Commissioner and the British Deputy High Commissioner to West India, Alan Gimel. “We discussed trade, environment, tourism, and cultural ties between Maharashtra and the United Kingdom and will strive to work together, unlock the potential between the two cultural hotspots of Mumbai and London,” Aditya Thackeray said in his tweet.

Truss held discussions with Minister Aditya Thackeray and Mayor Kishori Pednekar. The two sides concurred to investigate new openings to reinforce the United Kingdom’s trade relations with Mumbai and the state of Maharashtra.

After the meeting, Aditya Thackeray, in a series of tweets said, “Today, I hosted Secretary of State for International Trade, Hon’ble Minister for Women & Equalities, UK @trussliz and Trade Commissioner @alangemmell at the @mybmc HQ where I took them for a heritage tour of the building.