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PM Hosts Private Dinner For Sarkozy Couple

PTI 05 Dec 2010, 21:43:56 IST
New Delhi, Dec 5 : Ahead of their talks on key issues, including civil nuclear cooperation and terrorism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today hosted a private dinner for French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni at his residence here tonight.

Besides the Prime Minister and his wife Gursharan Kaur, the limited guest list included UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and some of the senior Cabinet ministers.

Earlier, Sarkozy flew in from a overnight stay at Agra where he visited the Taj Mahal and the Fatehpur Sikri, which is about 30 km away from the city.

Presently on a four-day trip to the country, Sarkozy arrived at Bangalore yesterday and visited ISRO.

Immediately after his arrival, Sarkozy made remarks backing India's bid for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council as well as membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.PTI