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On calls by world leaders to External Affairs Minister

New Delhi
November 28, 2008

Several world leaders have spoken to the External Affairs Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the last 48 hours, conveying their condolences to the victims of the barbaric terrorist attack in Mumbai, and offering sympathy, help and support. Among these leaders were the President of Sri Lanka Mr.Mahinda Rajapaksa, Foreign Minister of Oman Mr. Yousuf Bin Abdullah, US Secretary of State Ms. Condoleezza Rice, Foreign Minister of Australia Mr. Stephen Smith, Foreign Minister of Israel Ms. Tzipi Livni, Foreign Minister of Canada Mr. Lawrence Cannon, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Mr. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of France Mr. Bernard Kouchner and Arab League General Secretary Mr. Amre Moussa.