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PM returns after 2-nation trip

October 25, 2008 19:44 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh concluded his visit to China on Saturday after debuting at the 7th Asia-Europe meeting Summit, where he held talks with several world leaders on issues of international concern, including terrorism and global financial crisis.

Singh, who arrived in Beijing on Thursday on the final leg of his two-nation tour of China and Japan, met Chinese President Hu Jintao, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian and Pakistani Premiers Silvio Berlusconi and Yousuf Raza Gilani among others and discussed bilateral ties with these leaders.

The Summit also attended by French President Nicholas Sarkozy, Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso and Chinese President Hu and Premier Wen Jiabao.

Anil K Joseph in Beijing
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