Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday welcomed the British government's decision to take steps to normalise relationship with the Indian state.
"Der Aaye Durasta Aaye!! I welcome UK Govt´s step for active engagement & strengthening relations with Guj. God is Great," Modi tweeted.
"Getting many messages of pride & joy from Indian diaspora, especially Gujaratis in London & all over the world. Thanks for your affection!" he said.
Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has asked the British High Commissioner in New Delhi to visit the Indian state and meet Modi and other senior officials in the state in order to discuss wide range of issues of mutual interest.
"This will allow us to discuss a wide range of issues of mutual interest and to explore opportunities for closer cooperation, in line with the British Government's stated objective of improving bilateral relations with India," Swire said in a press release.
"The UK has a broad range of interests in Gujarat. We want to secure justice for the families of the British nationals who were killed in 2002. We want to support human rights and good governance in the state," he said.