Saturday, August 25, 2012

XVI NAM Summit

XVI NAM Summit will be held at Tehran, Iran. Ahead of this summit Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will engage in talks with  Iran’s supreme leader Ayotollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In this meeting the Prime Minister will raise all issues for India-Iran bilateral relations and issues of interest and concern to us, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said. Ahead of the summit there will be India, Iran and Afghanistan will hold a strategic trilateral meet. In this trilateral meeting the major focus will be the utilization of Iranian port for trade with Afghanistan. 

New Science and Technology Minister

After the passing away of union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Vayalar Ravi assigned the charge by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Currently Vayalar Ravi holds Urban Development, Earth Sciences, Overseas Indian Affairs, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in his portfolio. Vayalar Ravi is a congress MP from Kerala.

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