Krishna to inaugurate third conference of HOMs on Friday

New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will on Friday inaugurate the third conference of the Indian Heads of Missions (HOMs) to be held in New Delhi.

This would be followed by an address to the HOMs by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

During the three-day conference, the Heads of Missions will call on President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari.

They will also be addressed by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister A K Antony, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) President Karan Singh and National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon during the conference.

The HOMs will participate in a series of interactive sessions covering a wide spectrum of foreign policy issues, including developments in our immediate and extended neighbourhood, relations with key nations and regions, as well as, regional and international issues of importance to India.

"The HOMs will also interact with distinguished personalities from business and industry, including Gurcharan Das and Indra Nooyi, during sessions being organized by CII and FICCI," said an MEA release. (ANI)

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