New Zealand Governor General to visit India from Monday

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New Delhi, Sep 6 (UNI) New Zealand Governor General, Anand Satyanand, the first person of Indian heritage to have risen to the post in that country, will pay a State visit to India from September 8 to 14.

He will meet President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Leader of Opposition L K Advani.

He will also visit Mumbai and Hyderabad.

The visit, the first visit by a Governor General of New Zealand to India, is significant as New Zealand was one of the countries which had initial reservations about India being given a waiver at the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

UNI RB SP RK1915

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