EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Turkish President Erdogan

| Updated: May 01, 2017 21:33 IST

New Delhi,[India] May 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has arrived in India on a two-day visit. Earlier this day, the Turkish President was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan ahead of his delegation level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Erdogan later proceeded to lay wreath at Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi at the Rajghat. The Turkish President is accompanied by senior cabinet ministers and a 150-member business delegation that will take part in a meeting of the India-Turkey Business Forum. This is Erdogan's first foreign visit after winning a referendum in his country earlier this month which gave him more executive powers as President. Key bilateral and regional issues, including India's NSG membership bid and ways to strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism and trade are expected to be discussed during his visit. A number of agreements are expected to be signed in several areas after the talks. Ahead of his visit, Erdogan expressed his desire for constructive dialogue between New Delhi and Islamabad in order to find a solution to the burning conflict over Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)

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