PM returns after successful CHOGM summit

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New Delhi, Nov 25: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned here today after attending the 53-nation Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) summit in Kampala, Uganda. Mr. Singh raised India's concern on matters like climate change, economic and international trade, strengthening good governance and the constitutional crisis in Pakistan at the summit.  During his three-day visit to Uganda, Dr Singh held a string of bilateral meetings with Commonwealth leaders.

He had left for Uganda on Thursday. The Commonwealth, on Saturday, unanimously selected India's nominee, Kamalesh Sharma as the next Secretary General of the Commonwealth to replace Don Mckinnon.

Dr Singh also met his British counterpart Gordon Brown, on Saturday, on the sidelines of the CHOGM summit.

The issue of Doha round of WTO talks, which has failed to take off since it was launched in 2001, dominated the discussions between Dr Singh and Brown.

The two have agreed on the need to push the negotiations, which have been stalled due to differences between developing and developed nations over farm subsidies.

 

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