Dr Manmohan Singh leaves for G-8 Summit
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday left New Delhi on a three-day visit to Japan for attending G-8 summit on whose sidelines he will meet US President George W Bush and discuss progress on the Indo-US nuclear deal.
During his stay in Hokkaido island, he will meet leaders of various countries including Russia, Britain, Germany, France and host Japan for bilateral discussions.
Singh will attend a breakfast meeting with the leaders of G-8 and Outreach Countries (O-5) and issues like global climate change, food crisis and shooting oil prices will come up for review. India has been attending the G-8 outreach meetings from 2003.
The Prime Minister will also participate in the meeting of the Leaders of Major Economies at which the issue of climate change will be discussed. He was also looking forward to participating in an informal meeting of the Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) leaders on the sidelines of the summit.