Ceremonial reception of Liberian Prez at Rashtrapati Bhawan (in pics)

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New Delhi, Sept 11: India and Liberia will hold delegation-level talks in New Delhi on Wednesday where some agreements, including in the area of oil and natural gas, are likely to be signed after the talks between President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.

President Sirleaf, who is in India on a five-day state visit, was accorded a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

She was received by President Pranab Mukherjee, who also held a banquet in her honour, and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.

The Indira Gandhi prize for peace, disarmament and development for the year 2012 will be conferred upon President Sirleaf on September 12. This prize is being awarded to her for serving as an example and inspiration to women in Africa and beyond and for ensuring the return of peace, democracy and development in Liberia.

Ceremonial reception of Sirleaf

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh welcome Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of The Republic of Liberia, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.

Manmohan Singh welcomes Sirleaf

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shake hands before a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Pranab Mukherjee welcomes Sirleaf

President Pranab Mukherjee during the ceremonial reception of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of The Republic of Liberia, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.

Ceremonial reception of Liberian Prez at Rashtrapati Bhawan

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh take a walk with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of The Republic of Liberia, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Ceremonial reception of Liberian President

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee during the ceremonial reception of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of The Republic of Liberia, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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