Monday, May 23, 2011

Indian Prime Minister lands in Ethiopia for India-Africa summit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here today to participate in the second India-Africa summit which aims to widen the ambit of cooperation between the two fast growing economies of the world. Dr Singh, who is accompanied by a high-level delegation, was accorded a ceremonial red carpet welcome at the Bole airport where the Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemarim Desalegne and Indian diplomats were present to receive him. This capital city of Ethiopia, seat of the AU, was colourfully decorated With posters and banners to hail leaders participating in the meet. Leaders of 15 African countries are participating in the meet, being held after three years. Last meet in 2008 was held in New Delhi. Though the discussions at various levels among participating countries started last week, Dr Singh will be co-chairing the meet with AU chairperson Obiang Nguema Mbasogo tomorrow. Dr Singh is accompanied by his wife Gursharan Kaur and a high-level delegation. Source (MANGALOREAN.COM)

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