The British government on Thursday opened its Deputy High Commission at Taj Deccan Hotel, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Inaugurating the high commission, Simon Fraser, permanent under secretary and head of the British diplomatic service, said that the new commission was expected to improve bilateral ties of trade and investment in India and AP, in particular.
Soon after opening the high commission, James Bevan, British High Commissioner to India, met chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and governor ESL Narasimhan.
Briefing the press following the inauguration, officials from UK said that they opened the deputy high commission in Hyderabad as the city and the state had a bright future.
However, visas will continue to be issued by the consulate in Chennai and processed by the local office as has been the case so far.