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PM in Egypt for NAM Summit

world Updated: Jul 15, 2009 10:26 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Egypt on Tuesday night to attend the 15th NAM Summit, where global economic downturn and terrorism are expected to top the agenda.

Singh is in Egypt on the final leg of his two-nation five-day tour that took him to France first.

In Paris, the Prime Minister attended the grand celebrations on the French National Day as the Chief Guest of Honour and met President Nicolas Sarkozy during a working lunch.

On the sidelines of the 118-member Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, Singh will meet his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday morning.

Ahead of the Singh-Gilani meeting, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said that India would like a “visible response” from Pakistan whose commitment is to bring to justice the perpetrators of Mumbai attacks and the earlier attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul.

Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon, who is accompanying Singh, will also meet his Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir and prepare the basis for the Prime Ministers’ meeting.