Japanese PM to visit India from Dec 27
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 13:49
Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama will undertake his first visit to India this week for talks with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on counter- terrorism measures, a free trade agreement and climate issues, officials said here on Wednesday.

Hatoyama will visit India from December 27 to 29.

He will also undertake a trip to the country's financial hub Mumbai before returning to Japan in the early morning of December 30.

The plan for his visit took time to be finalised due to extended consultations on the compilation of Japan's fiscal 2010 budget, Kyodo news agency reported.

Hatoyama, 62, took office in mid-September after his Democratic Party of Japan swept to power in August's lower house elections, ousting the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party.


First Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 13:49

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