New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur will meet Peng Liyuan, wife of China’s newly-elected President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa, next week, according to BJP MP Tarun Vijay.
Gursharan Kaur will meet Peng who is one of China’s most prominent singers and has topped the bill on the country’s gala military concert at Chinese New Year for decades, Vijay wrote on his blog.
Asked about the meeting, the prime minister’s media advisor Pankaj Pachauri said: “All spouses generally have separate events during the summit.”
Leaders from China, Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa – the countries forming the BRICS grouping – will gather in the South African coastal city of Durban March 26-27. India hands over the grouping’s rotating chairmanship to South Africa at the summit.