German President Coming on Mar 2

New Delhi, February 27: | Updated: Feb 28 2003, 05:30am hrs
German President Johannes Rau accompanied by a high level delegation is arriving in India on a five day visit from March 2.

He will hold talks with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha. Mr Raus deliberations with Indian leadership are expected to include Iraq crisis besides the bilateral ties.

The German President will interact with captains of the Indian industry at a luncheon meeting being organised by FICCI and CII. He will also have meetings with Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and leader of the opposition Sonia Gandhi. President APJ Abdul Kalam will host a banquet in his honour on Monday night.