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    Personal Agenda

    I believe there is something wrong in this paragraph:
    The visit is to take place upon official invitation extended by his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault.
    It will be the foreign minister's first visit to France. He already visited Paris for personal agenda.

    Here, I think "personal agenda" means for the matters he wanted to raise (and not the French counterpart). So it does not include all routine visits that foreign ministers make without official invitation.

    Am I right?!

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    Re: Personal Agenda

    What is the source of your quoted text?

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    Re: Personal Agenda

    IRNA
    http://www.irna.ir/en/News/82111474/

    my question is about the exact meaning of "personal agenda".

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    Re: Personal Agenda

    It's a poor translation from the original language. An Anglophone would probably have written for personal reasons.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Personal Agenda

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's a poor translation from the original language. An Anglophone would probably have written for personal reasons.
    Exactly, "He already visited Paris for personal reasons." sounds better and natural to me. Can we also say "for personal commitments" or "because of personal commitments"?

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    Re: Personal Agenda

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    Exactly, "He already visited Paris for personal reasons." sounds better and natural to me. Can we also say "for personal commitments" or "because of personal commitments"?
    The sentence really calls for the present perfect: He has previously visited Paris for personal reasons. I wouldn't say personal commitments because the reader will wonder what the commitments were; reasons is good enough.
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