Gordon Brown meets Manmohan Singh

December 14th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today.

Both are understood to have discussed the situation in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks.

Senior officials including Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister TKA Nair were also present during the meeting.

Besides meeting Dr. Singh, Brown, who is here on a day’’s visit, is expected to meet others and express his government’’s solidarity with India on taking effective counter-terrorism measures against a menace that has acquired a global reach.

He is also expected to review bilateral ties with the Indian leadership before embarking on a four-hour visit to Pakistan on Sunday.

In Pakistan, he will meet President Asif Ali Zardari.

According to diplomatic sources, he would be telling the leaders of India and Pakistan that they stand to lose a lot from the renewed tension and that the Mumbai incident indicates that both of them share the threat posed by global terrorism.

Sources said that Brown’’s trip to the region was an unscheduled one, and it specifically pertained to the tension between the neighbours. (ANI)

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