Manmohan leaves for Uzbekistan
Manmohan Singh's visit to Uzbekistan is the first by an Indian Prime Minister in more than a decade.india Updated: Apr 25, 2006 14:58 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Berlin for Uzbekistan on Tuesday after a highly successful three-day visit during which he won crucial German support for the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal.
During the visit, he held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders.
Manmohan Singh and Angela Merkel on Sunday jointly inaugurated the Hanover Fair, the world's largest industrial fair in which some 320 Indian companies are participating.
Manmohan Singh's visit to Uzbekistan is the first by an Indian Prime Minister in more than a decade.
In Tashkent, the Prime Minister will inaugurate an Indo-Uzbek IT Centre for Excellence named after Jawaharlal Nehru.
A clutch of agreements in the fields of oil and gas, agricultural research, IT and development of entrepreneurship are expected to be signed between the two countries.
India will also explore the possibility of exporting gas from Uzbekistan.
Manmohan Singh will meet Uzbek president Islam Karimov and discuss with him bilateral issues like trade and commerce and global issues of terrorism and developing transport links with the rest of central Asia.
The Prime Minister is expected to return home on Wednesday night.