President expresses concern over missing Andhra CM

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Moscow, Sep. 2 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday expressed concern over the missing of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Rajshekhar Reddy.

Patil is in constant touch with the chief secretary and taking all information about his whereabouts.

Patil today arrived at Moscow International Airport for her four days visit ( from 2nd to 6th Sept). At the airport she was accorded a red carpet welcome by Minister of Energy S.I.Shmatko.

The Russian Military band played the national anthem "Jana gana Mana" at the airport in President Patil's honour.arlier, while talking to journalist on board, Patil said that her visit will strengthen the political and strategic dimensions of bi-lateral relations between Indian and Russia.

The President would also exchange views on regional and international issues, which concern both the countries.he expressed confidence that the cooperation in Hydrocarbon area would grow between India and Russia.

Russia is one of the largest producers of hydrocarbons and many Indian companies have established their presence in this area.

President will leave for Tajikistan on September 6.

Throwing light on her Tajikistan visit, she said that concerted effort between India and Tajikistan against terrorism and extremism would contribute greatly to peace and stability in the region. By Pankaj Choudhary (ANI)

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