Manmohan Singh meets Japanese PM

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L'aquila, July 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met his Japanese counterpart Taro Aso on the sidelines of the G8-G5 summit at L'Aquila in Italy on Friday.

The two leaders were expected to discuss issues of bilateral and multilateral importance, besides areas where they could cooperate mutually.

Dr. Singh met US President Barack Obama on Thursday and expressed his concern at Pakistan's lack of progress in investigating those behind the Mumbai attacks, an Indian official said on Friday.

Dr. Singh also discussed militancy in Pakistan and regional security in a series of bilateral meetings and talks with leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Australia on the sidelines of the G8 summit in Italy late on Thursday, officials said.

The G8 consists of France, Germany, Italy, Japan, U.K., U.S., Russia and Canada.

This year's meeting of the states had a strong focus on Africa.

Leaders of Ethiopia, Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa all joined their G8 counterparts on the third day to discuss food security and farming, pushing a demand for compensation for the ravages of climate change.

Emerging powers such as Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Mexico are members of the 'G5', which joined the second day of the summit on Thursday. Egypt was also invited. (ANI)

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