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Vajpayee arrives in Ankara

September 16, 2003 19:20 IST

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee arrived in Ankara on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Turkey, the first by an Indian head of government in 15 years.

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During his visit, Vajpayee will hold wide-ranging parleys with Turkish President Ahmet Nacdet Sezer and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on issues of mutual interest, including Iraq, the West Asia crisis and terrorism.

A number of agreements and protocols in various fields, including one on establishment of a joint working group on terrorism, will be initialled during Vajpayee's two-day stay in Ankara.



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