Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh postpones Japan trip

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh postpones Japan trip

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A spokesperson from New Delhi said that the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s trip to Tokyo has been postponed. Singh was supposed to begin his trip on November 15, 2012 after the ruling party of Japan announced that there will be elections from next month.

The Indian Prime Minister was scheduled to make a four-day trip which was supposed to include meetings with his Japanese counterpart Yoshihiko Noda. Singh was also about to finalize infrastructure projects with deals worth $15 billion.

Syed Akbaruddin, the spokesperson from the foreign ministry said, “The annual summit meeting has been postponed due to the developments of the past few hours in Japan and we are working on new dates both in New Delhi and in Tokyo”. The spokesperson also said that the rescheduled dates will be revealed only after new dates were firmed up.

The Japanese prime minister said that he would dissolve the house and call for a vote if the opposition leader Shinzo Abe pledges to support electoral reform. In the upcoming elections Noda is expected to face defeat in the polls.

New travel dates for Manmohan Singh are expected to be scheduled after the Japanese elections on December 16, 2012.