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PM likely to meet Wen in Cambodia


New Delhi : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold bilateral talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh Nov 19, official sources said here Friday.

Efforts are also on to fix a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama during the summit, the sources said.

The prime minister travels to Cambodia Nov 18-20 for the 10th ASEAN-India Summit and the 7th East Asia Summit.

“A meeting is likely between the prime minister and Premier Wen Jiabao at Phnom Penh,” official sources said, adding that they were trying to arrange a similar meeting with the US president, who has been re-elected to a second term.

Obama will visit Myanmar on Monday, becoming the first US president to do so. He will also travel to Cambodia to attend the East Asia and ASEAN summits.