India, Turkey to hold bilateral talks today

Economic ties, cooperation in the fight against terrorism and talk on Turkey’s support to India in its bid to become a member in the coveted Nuclear Supplier’s Group are expected to dominate the talks

Published: 01st May 2017 09:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st May 2017 09:46 AM   |  A+A-

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on Monday. (Shekhar Yadav | EPS)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: With the arrival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s arrival in New Delhi, India and Turkey will hold bilateral talks on Monday.

This is Erdogan’s first visit to India as the Turkish President. 

He had won a referendum on April 16 which gave him more executive powers as the President.

He will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari today.

Economic ties, cooperation in the fight against terrorism and talk on Turkey’s support to India in its bid to become a member in the coveted Nuclear Supplier’s Group are expected to dominate the bilateral talks.

After a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday, President Erdogan will also lay wreath at the Rajghat, MEA sources said here.

His official engagements also include a call on by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. 

He will also attend a Business Event and interact with industry captains.

During his stay, there will be also a conferment of the Honorary Degree on President Erdogan by the Jamia Milia Islamia University.

Erdogan had visited India in 2008, when he was the prime minister. After eleven years as the Prime Minister, he was elected President in 2014.

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has directed security agencies to ensure that he be provided the highest security cover in the wake of threats from the ISIS.

The IB has even demanded that his aircraft be guarded at all times during his stay in the capital.

A special request to allow officers deployed for his personal security to carry weapons has also been placed. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp