Narayanan not on PM’s flight to New York

September 22nd, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) National Security Adviser (NSA) M.K. Narayanan is not part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s delegation that Monday left for the US and France. However, he will be joining the prime minister later during the 10-day trip, officials said.Manmohan Singh will address a galaxy of world leaders at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Sep 26 in New York that he is visiting after a gap of three years.

On Sep 25, he will be hosted by US President George Bush at the White House. If the US Congress approves the 123 nuclear pact by then, the two leaders will sign the implementing 123 nuclear cooperation agreement.

The prime minister will leave New York for Marseilles Sep 28 to attend the India-European Union (EU) Summit scheduled there the next day. It will be followed by a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris Sep 30. The two leaders are likely to sign an India-France nuclear cooperation pact.

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