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Romanian President in Delhi on 3-day trip

Basescu will hold talks with Manmohan in which the entire gamut of bilateral relations is expected to be discussed.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 10:47 IST

Romanian President Traian Basescu arrived in the Capital on Sunday night on a three-day visit during which the two countries will discuss ways to enhance their cooperation in political and economic fields.

The two sides will also ink some pacts during the visit.

Basescu will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday in which the entire gamut of bilateral relations is expected to be discussed.

Cooperation in trade, business and energy are likely to dominate the parleys.

The Romanian leader will also meet President APJ Abdul Kalam, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and opposition leader LK Advani.

Basescu will also address Indian business leaders on Monday.

Bilateral cooperation has so far covered petroleum, petrochemicals, power and metallurgy projects in India.

Romania has been involved in major Indian projects such as the oil refinery at Guwahati, the thermal power plant at Singreni, the Mangalore pelletizing plant, the Durgapur agglomeration plant and the Hyderabad tractor plant.