Top Indian delegation in Colombo ahead of SAARC

June 20th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS  

By P. Karunakharan
Colombo, June 20 (IANS) A high-powered Indian delegation including National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan arrived here Friday in connection with the upcoming SAARC summit, diplomatic sources said. Accompanying Narayanan were Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon and Defence Secretary Vijay Singh.

The three arrived on a special flight from New Delhi around 11.30 a.m. on a two-day visit, an Indian diplomat told IANS. “Their visit is in connection with the forthcoming SAARC summit.”

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit opens Aug 1 in Colombo.

The delegation is scheduled to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other key government officials, the source said, declining to give further details on the previously unannounced trip.

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