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NM0012 : Towards Global Understanding

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. President Todar Zhikov welcomes the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 6th November, 1981. Mrs. Gandhi visits the Sofia University to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. She also attends various cultural programmes. Rome, November 9: Italian Prime Minister Giovani Spadolini welcomes Mrs. Gandhi. At the Vatican, Pope John Paul the Second accords a private audience to the Indian leader. The Holy Father gives his blessing to Mrs. Gandhi and her family. Mrs. Gandhi visits various historical places. Paris, November 12: Mrs. Gandhi is received by the Acting Prime Minister Gaston Defferre, who conveys President Mitterand's personal greetings to her. Apart from bilateral matters such as defence, technology and trade, there is a commitment to peace and fruitful North South dialogue.