Gautam Chikermane, Hindustan Times
On Board PM’s Special Aircraft, April 01, 2009
Two hours before he departs for London to participate in a global summit of G20 nations on April 2, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has his priorities clear but words them in diplomatic and stretchable words: “It is important and necessary for the Summit to take credible decisions which will help to halt and reverse the current slowdown and to instill a sense of confidence in the global economy.”
What is less ambiguous is his agenda for the meeting with US President Barack Obama. “This will be our first meeting and will be an opportunity for us to review our bilateral relations, as well as hold discussions on important regional and global issues such as terrorism, the situation in Afghanistan, energy security and climate change,” Singh said.
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