Canadian PM to visit India between Nov.15 to 18

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New Delhi, Nov.12 (ANI): Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, will arrive in India on a four-day official visit which is aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

He is visiting India on the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The discussions between Prime Minister Harper and his Indian counterpart Dr. Manmohan Singh will include a review of the bilateral agenda, and an exchange of views on regional and global issues of common interest, an MEA release said on Thursday.

Mrs. Laureen Harper, Foreign Minister, Mr. Lawrence Cannon, Minister of International Trade, Mr. Stockwell Day, and a Parliamentary delegation will accompany Prime Minister Harper during this official Indian visit (Nov.15 to 18).

During the visit, the President of India, Pratibha Patil, and the Vice President Hamid Ansari will receive Prime Minister Harper.

The Canadian PM will hold discussions with Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and meet with the External Affairs Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha during his visit.

Prime Minister Harper's discussions with the Prime Minister will include a review of the bilateral agenda, and an exchange of views on regional and global issues of common interest. India and Canada share a commonality of values including an abiding commitment to democracy, pluralism and rule of law. (ANI)

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