PM to host private dinner for Wen on Wednesday

The dinner will provide an opportunity to both the leaders to meet informally and touch upon some key issues like stapled visas, trade ties & UNSC.

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010, 21:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Ahead of their talks on key
security and strategic issues on Thursday, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh will host a private dinner for Chinese Premier
Wen Jiabao after his arrival on Wednesday.

According to sources, Singh will host a dinner for the
visiting dignitary which will be attended by a limited number
of guests, including some senior cabinet ministers and some
top officials.

The dinner will also provide an opportunity to both the
leaders to meet informally and touch upon some of the key
issues, including India`s concern over stapled visas to
residents of Jammu and Kashmir, trade ties and UNSC, which
will figure in their December 16 delegation-level talks.

Wen, accompanied by biggest ever delegation of 400
businessmen, senior ministers and officials, will be here on a
three-day state visit.

PTI