Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in Yekaterinburg city

June 15th, 2009 - 11:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh By Naveen Kapoor Yekaterinburg (Russia), June 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has arrived here in the Yekaterinburg city of Russia on a three-day visit to attend two multilateral summits-BRIC and SCO.

Dr. Singh will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) summits during this visit.

This is Dr Singh’s maiden foreign trip since the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance re-elected to form the government at the Centre in the recent parliamentary elections.

On the sidelines of the summits, Dr. Singh will also meet Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari for the first time since the Mumbai 26/11 attacks suffered jolt to the peace process between the two neighbours.

Meanwhile, the main agenda of the summits is expected to include the global financial crisis, terrorism and food security. (ANI)

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