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Manmohan Singh returns after US, CHOGM visit

delhi Updated: Nov 30, 2009 00:28 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned to the capital on Monday morning after his state visit to the US and Trinidad and Tobago, where he participated in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Manmohan Singh's four-day State visit to the US was the first by a foreign leader since the Obama administration took over in January this year.

The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on counter-terrorism and five other pacts. Manmohan Singh held talks with President Obama on the entire gamut of bilateral relations, situation in the region, and global challenges like terrorism and climate change.

At Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, where he attended a two-day meeting of the Commonwealth leaders, the prime minister expressed India's willingness to sign an ambitious global target for emissions reduction if it was accompanied by an equitable burden sharing paradigm.

Singh also had meetings with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the sidelines of CHOGM summit.