Harper to host Manmohan Singh after G-20 summit

Last Updated: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 10:51

Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh and Chinese President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of next week`s G20 summit, officials said on Saturday.

Harper and Hu will meet on Thursday next to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of shared interest, including opportunities to grow ties, the prime minister`s office said.
"Canada and China are laying the groundwork for a new decade of growth by deepening cooperation in a wide number of areas," Harper said in a statement.

Immediately following the June 26-27 G20 summit in Toronto, Harper will also meet with Singh.
"Canada and India are developing the tremendous potential of our relationship by rapidly expanding commercial, cultural and educational ties," Harper said.

"I look forward to working with Prime Minister Singh to further capitalise on our shared strengths."

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 10:51

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