Manmohan Singh concludes eight-day tour; leaves for India

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Port of Spain, Nov 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has wound up his visit to Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, where he attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), and left for India.

During the first leg of his visit, Dr. Singh was in Washington where he met US President Barack Obama in Washington. He was the first state guest under the new administration.

Dr Singh held talks with Obama on the entire gamut of bilateral relations, situation in the region and global challenges like terrorism, climate change and economic crisis.

He also met French President Nicholas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper.

Describing his tour as very productive, Dr. Singh said, "I am confident that we cannot only continue, but also strengthen the momentum of our relations built up in the last few years."

In Port of Spain, where he attended a two-day meeting of the Commonwealth leaders, the Prime Minister had pushed for a "legally binding substantive outcome" at the Copenhagen climate change meet next month.

The 53-nation Commonwealth agrees that the upcoming Copenhagen meet should come out with an ambitious mitigation outcome, as there was a need for an "urgent and substantial" action to reduce global emissions. (ANI)

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