Singapore's Senior Minister visits India

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Singapore, Mar 23 (UNI) Singapore's Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong is on a six days official visit to India from today, visiting New Delhi and Chandigarh.

''This is part of a regular exchange of high-level visits between Singapore and India. Senior Minister Goh last visited India in January 2006,'' said a statement from the Prime Minister's Office today.

During the week-long visit, Mr Goh would meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Minister of External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and other Indian political leaders, including the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha L K Advani.

Mr Goh would also meet members of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and other business leaders.

In Chandigarh, Mr Goh would meet the Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal, the Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and the Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh and Governor of Punjab General (Retd) Sunith Francis Rodrigues.

Mr Goh would be accompanied by Senior Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Information, Communications and the Arts) Balaji Sadasivan, Member of Parliament K Shanmugam, senior government officials and business members of International Enterprise Singapore's Network India Steering Committee.

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