France`s Valerie Trierweiler meets hunger experts on India visit

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 13:55

Mumbai: Former French first lady Valerie Trierweiler on Tuesday met with malnutrition experts on the second day of a charity trip to India, following her weekend split from President Francois Hollande, organisers said.

Trierweiler spent the first day of her two-day trip to Mumbai visiting a hospital and a slum before attending a gala dinner at a five-star hotel in the evening.

But after generating a media frenzy with her every move on Monday, a source at Action Against Hunger, the organisation behind her trip, said she would spend most of Tuesday in closed-door meetings with experts who were briefing her about the charity`s projects in India.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the 48-year-old Trierweiler displayed no apparent bitterness over the end to her time at the presidential palace, which came after allegations that Hollande has been having an affair with an actress.
"I was there (in the palace) for 19 months and I think I came to know people I didn`t know before and even a part of me which I was unaware of. I won`t be the same after this experience," she said.

Trierweiler also said that it had never crossed her mind to cancel the trip despite the fact that Hollande only announced their separation a day before her departure.

"This visit has been in my diary for the last six months and we have been planning it for the last year," she said. "I wouldn`t have missed it for the world."

Trierweiler is expected to fly back to France on Tuesday night.

AFP

First Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 13:55

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