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Manmohan Singh returns after Tehran visit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in New Delhi on Friday after a four-day visit to Tehran during which he attended the 16h summit meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement and held bilateral meetings with the presidents of Iran and Pakistan.

world Updated: Aug 31, 2012 15:12 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in New Delhi on Friday after a four-day visit to Tehran during which he attended the 16h summit meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement and held bilateral meetings with the presidents of Iran and Pakistan.

At the meeting with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday, Manmohan Singh said that expeditiously concluding the trial of the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attack would be the biggest confidence building measure between the two neighbours.

Zardari responded that he would like to do so but had run into a legal roadblock.

Both sides pledged to take steps to take the issue forward.

Addressing the NAM summit earlier on Thursday, Manmohan Singh admitted to deficits in global governance and called on the movement to "take the lead" in reforming international institutions like the UN, even as he urged member states to tackle problems by "developing solutions that are best suited to our own circumstances".

Manmohan Singh also held bilateral meetings with the leaders of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Syria.