Manmohan Singh to hold discussions with Obama at G-20 Summit

March 27th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will have his first meeting with United States (US) President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in London on April 2.

Singh, who is leaving for London on March 31 to attend the summit, will meet Obama and heads of other developed and developing nations and representatives of International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

Apart from monitoring regulations of international finance institutions, Singh would also take up issues related to protectionism and job losses.

The Prime Minister has started the process of consultations to firm up India’s strategy at the summit.

Singh held discussions with his Cabinet colleagues, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahulawalia and members of his Economic Advisory Council.

The Prime Minister is likely to meet industrialists to discuss the impact of steps taken by the government and the RBI to revive the economy in the wake of the global down turn.

Bilateral regional and global issues, including the Afghanistan, Pakistan strategic review, climate change and the status of world economy will also figure prominently in the deliberations. (ANI)

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