Chilean President arrives in India

Written by: Super Admin
Subscribe to Oneindia News

New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): The President of Chile, Dr. Michelle Bachelet, arrived here on a five-day official visit on Monday morning.

Bachelet is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including the Minister of Agriculture and Women Empowerment and a business delegation.

During the visit, the President of Chile will call President Pratibha Patil, who will host a State Banquet in her honour on Tuesday at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

As a special gesture, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Chile, the President will host a cultural program at Rashtrapati Bhawan today.

Bachelet will hold bilateral talks with President Pratibha Patil, Vice-President Dr. Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the Leader of Opposition L.K. Advani.

A number of agreements are expected to be signed during the visit.

The last state visit was undertaken by President Ricardo Lagos of Chile in January 2005. (ANI)

Please Wait while comments are loading...