PM meets Clinton, three prime ministers

October 30th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh By Minu Jain
Hanoi, Oct 30 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met here Saturday for about 40 minutes regarding President Barack Obama’s visit to India next week.

The meeting was originally to last only 20 minutes but got stretched, official sources told IANS. Obama will visit New Delhi and Mumbai Nov 6-9.

Manmohan Singh ended his three-nation Asian tour here Saturday by taking part in the India-ASEAN and East Asia summits.

Also on a packed Saturday, he met Prime Ministers Julia Gillard of Australia, Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore and Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam.

He also called on Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet.

The prime minister will return home Saturday night. In his earlier leg, he visited Japan and Malaysia.

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