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The presence of David Cameron and William Hague here last week was hugely significant, says Daniel McConnell

Published 22/05/2011 | 05:00

Don't be fooled. Last week's historic visit was more to do with current and future politics and economics than it was about history.

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In the shadow of Queen Elizabeth, two of Britain's most senior politicians, Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague, were not here simply to make up numbers.

This was extraordinary. While it is normal for a foreign secretary to accompany the monarch on a trip, it is virtually unheard of for the prime minister to be present.

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