Friday, March 13, 2009

PM will attend G-20 Summit in London

New Delhi, Mar 12 (PTI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the G-20 Summit in London on April 2, his office confirmed today, ending suspense about whether he would be travelling in view of his bypass surgery.

Singh will undertake four-day visit to London from April one to attend the crucial meeting convened to discuss the global meltdown and ways to deal with it, PMO officials said.

The confirmation ends the suspense about whether he would be travelling as he is recuperating from bypass surgery conducted around seven weeks back.

During the visit, the Prime Minister is expected to have his first meeting with US President Barack Obama since the latter assumed office in January.

The two leaders, who are expected to meet on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, would be reviewing the bilateral relations and discuss ways to take these forward.

Singh is expected to have bilateral meetings with some other world leaders, including British Prime Minister Gordan Brown.

Singh underwent a bypass surgery on January 24 and has since been recovering fast. He has started attending to some work and a few official functions.

The G-20 Summit, a group of developed and major developing countries, is meeting for the second time in five months to discuss how the global financial crisis could be dealt with. PTI

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