Indonesian President arrives in Delhi on three-day state visit

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New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono arrived here on Monday on a three-day state visit, during which he will participate in this year's Republic Day parade as the chief guest.

There will be a ceremonial welcome for the visiting President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Tuesday. Thereafter, he will place a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Raj Ghat.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will call on President Yudhoyono at Hotel Taj Palace later in the day.

The Indonesian President will meet the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, at around 12: 15 p.m. at Hyderabad House tomorrow. There would be delegation level talks later during which several agreements are expected to be signed between both nations.

After his meeting with Dr. Singh, the visiting dignitary will attend a business meeting at Hotel Taj Palace at around 1: 30 p.m., which is being jointly organized by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, will call on President Yudhoyono at 3: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

Indonesian President will then meet Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, which would be followed by a call on by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

President Yudhoyono will then call on President Pratibha Devisingh Patil tomorrow evening, who will host a banquet in his honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

On Wednesday, he will participate in the Republic Day Parade 2011 as the chief guest.

The visiting President will then attend an 'At Home' reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President Yudhoyono will emplane for Zurich at 5 p.m. on January 27. (ANI)

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