President Mukherjee to visit Belgium, Turkey

New Delhi, Oct. 1 (ANI): The President, Pranab Mukherjee, will pay state visits to Belgium and Turkey this week.

President Mukherjee will visit Belgium from October 2 to October 5, at an invitation from the King of the Belgians.

Mukherjee's visit to Belgium will be the first by an Indian President, and during his stay there, he is scheduled to inaugurate the 'Europalia-India 2013-14', jointly with H. M. King Philippe.

After Belgium, President Mukherjee will travel to Turkey on a state visit from October 5 to October 7, at the invitation of the President of Turkey.

Mukherjee's visit to Turkey will be the third visit by an Indian president to the country, after visits in 1993 and 1998.

On both these visits, the president is expected to be accompanied by a high level delegation, including ministers, senior officials and senior representatives of the country's educational and academic institutions. (ANI)

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