10 Mar :With his health improving fast, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to attend the G-20 Summit in London on 2nd April, a visit that will provide an opportunity for his first meeting with US President Barack Obama.
"The Prime Minister intends to attend the G-20 and preparations are being made in this regard," an official said in New Delhi on Tuesday.However, a confirmation about the visit is awaited and it would depend on Singh’s health condition and a clearance from doctors, the official said.
Meanwhile, a team of Indian officials is in London for preparations for the Prime Minister’s visit.Singh underwent a bypass surgery on 24th January and has since been recovering fast.
He has started attending to some work and a few official functions.The G-20 Summit, a group of developed and major developing countries, is meeting to discuss the global meltdown and ways to meet the challenge.
During his expected visit, Singh will have bilateral meetings with some world leaders.This will include a meeting with Obama, their first since the new US President took over on 20th January.