Iraq's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Saadoun Hammadi, spent two days in India this week?
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Background: Iraq's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Saadoun Hammadi, spent two days in India this week and had discussions with officials on measures to strengthen the solidarity of the non-aligned nations and to widen the scope of the non-alignment movement.
On Thursday (26 February) he met India's External Affairs Minister, Mr. Y.B. Chavan, and then paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
Dr. Hammadi said he and Mr. Chavan discussed "main international political developments of mutual interest and some matters of a bilateral nature."
The urgent political and economic matters that would be discussed at the forthcoming Colombo non-aligned nations' summit were also covered.
Several top Indian and Iraqi officials attended the meetings.