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Katrina necessitates Singh-Bush meeting

Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi | September 06, 2005 14:03 IST

Hurricane Katrina has evidentlynecessitateda meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United States President George Bushon themargins ofthe United Nations General Assembly, which will convene next weekin New York,a senior diplomat inthe ministry of external affairs told

Dr Singh visits Washington

According to him,Dr Singh and President Bush wereoriginally not expected to have a one-on-one meeting but "in the last 48 hours circumstances have changed."

For the past few years, especiall since the post-Cold War relations with Indiaentered the fast lane, US presidents have been meeting Indian prime ministers at the annual UN assembly.

Before Hurricane Katrina happened, MEA sources had told that "since Dr Singh met President Bushlast July, not much has changed since that meeting, another one is not necessary. They are doing their homework and we are doing ours."

However, the date and venue of the Bush-Singh meeting is likely to be announced in the next two days.

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