On the second day of his stay President Carter began his day by receiving Prime Minister Mr.
On the second day of his stay President Carter began his day by receiving Prime Minister Mr. Desai for private talks. The two met in the Dwarks suite of the President's House in New Delhi. Later formal talks opened in the Panel Room of the President's House. Mr. Desai was assisted by his senior Cabinet colleagues including the Home Minister Mr. Charan Singh, the Defence Minister Mr. Jagjiwan Ram, the Foreign Minister Mr. Vajpayee, the Commerce Minister Mr. Dharia and the Industries Minister Mr. George Fernandes. Mr. Carter was assisted by Secretary of State Mr. Cyrus Vance and other senior US officials. The talks lasted for over one hour in the morning.