UK’s new foreign policy favours improved ties with India
UK foreign secretary criticises previous govts for concentrating on US, EU.
London: Criticising previous UK governments for concentrating on three main blocs -- the European Union, the US and the Middle East, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that Britain’s new foreign policy will be centred on forging improved links with developing nations such as India and Brazil.
William Hague told The Telegraph about his ambitious plans.
The drive for a distinctive foreign policy aims to promote British trade and to usher in a new era of co-operation in education, culture, diplomacy and even shared military programmes.
Hague plans to appeal to Tories and the internationalist wing of the Liberal Democrats.
He said: “We want to elevate the British relationship with emerging powers, including Brazil, the Gulf states and other countries in Latin America and South Asia.”
He called for a strong Foreign Office to lead the policy. “I am determined to put right the problem of recent years that the Foreign Office has not been able to play that role.”