Manmohan Singh to meet Obama in September during US visit

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 05:20 hrs

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet with President Barack Obama next month, the White House has said.

Singh will visit the White House on September 27, and the two leaders will discuss India's role in the region's security and ways to work together on trade, development and investment.

According to the Huffington Post, the visit was announced after Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice met with her Indian counterpart, Shivshankar Menon in Washington.

The meeting between the two advisers focused on economic and commercial ties, plus progress on security cooperation, energy issues and climate change efforts, the report said.

The meeting came as violence along the disputed Kashmir border between India and Pakistan threatens to sabotage recent efforts by the two rivals to improve ties, it added. (ANI)

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