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Manmohan speaks to Putin

Manmohan welcomed efforts of Moscow to address the Tehran's nuclear programme through dialogue and consultation.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 03:43 IST

On the eve of the crucial International Atomic Energy Association on Iran nuclear issue meeting, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has spoken to Russian President Vladmir Putin.

Manmohan welcomed efforts of Moscow to address the Tehran's nuclear programme through dialogue and consultation.

"The leaders exchanged views in context of the forthcoming meeting of the Board of Governors of the IAEA on March 6," a PMO spokesman said.

"Prime Minister welcomed Russia's efforts to address the issue related to Iran's nuclear programme through dialogue and consultations," the spokesman added.

The telephone call, which lasted for 20-minutes, was initiated by the Indian side, he said.