Prime Minister’s message to the Asian Express
Following a successful visit from Britain’s Prime Minister earlier this month, the Asian Express Newspaper has been told to ‘keep up the great work’, by David Cameron himself.
In a letter received at the offices last week, Mr Cameron wrote of his gratitude to all those involved in organising his ‘most enjoyable visit’ during his time in Leeds.
Mr Cameron arrived at the Armley-based offices of the publishing group on Thursday 5th February to meet with the team behind the news, as well as taking part in a conference held by the Asian Business Development Network (ABDN).
The ABDN is a premier business network which delivers activities and events that promote ‘outside-the-box’ thinking. It is run by a board of Directors who give their time voluntarily to make a difference to the community they live in.
After greeting those in attendance, Mr Cameron spoke passionately with the Asian business leaders during the pre-arranged meeting about his belief that Yorkshire is still a hub for industry.
He then held a one-to-one interview with Asian Express editor-in-chief, Andleeb Hanif, where the topic of Islamophobia was discussed, centred on the Eric Pickles letter to Mosques across the country.
Concluding the visit with more meet-and-greets, plus photo opportunities, his visit was hailed a success by all those in attendance, with the verdict further reinforced with the arrival of Mr Cameron’s personal letter.
The message commended the work of the Asian Express Newspaper and the ABDN and passed on his ‘very best wishes’ for the future.