Chandigarh 23 April:
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder on Monday met Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service, when the latter called on him at his official residence in Chandigarh. The two discussed issues of mutual concern and areas of bilateral cooperation. The Chief Minister appreciates the support extended to Punjab by the British government and said he looked forward to taking the relationship to the next level. Sir Simon McDonald was accompanied by UK’s Deputy High Commissioner, Andrew Ayre.