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India unhappy for being kept out of Afghan meet: PM to tell Turkish Prez

delhi Updated: Feb 08, 2010 20:07 IST

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India's unhappiness for being kept out of a regional conference on Afghanistan held in Turkey recently is expected to be conveyed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Turkish President Abdullah Gul during their meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.

A whole range of bilateral and regional issues are expected to be covered during the talks that Singh and Gul will have.

Among the regional matters, the discussions are expected to be dominated by the issue of terrorism and Afghanistan and the role of the international community to bring about peace and stability there.

The two leaders are expected to take stock of the situation in Afghanistan, where both the countries have stakes, sources said.

In this context, the Prime Minister is expected to convey India's disappointment for being kept out of the regional conference hosted by Gul on January 25, the sources said.

Turkey did not invite India for the conference at the behest of Pakistan. India has lodged its protest with Turkey over it.

Singh will be conveying the same message at the highest level as India believes that it should be at any regional meeting where Afghanistan is discussed considering its high stakes in peace and development there, the sources said.

Pakistan wants to keep India out of affairs relating to Afghanistan as it is paranoid about India's developmental works in Afghanistan which has earned it a huge popularity there.