'PM,Obama meeting to highlight India's regional security role'

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 23:31 hrs

Washington: The meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama next week will highlight India's regional security role and provide the two leaders the opportunity to chart a course towards enhanced bilateral economic ties, the White House said today.

"It will highlight India's role in regional security and stability, and provide an opportunity for the two leaders to chart a course toward enhanced trade, investment, and development cooperation between the US and India," White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters abroad Air Force One.

Singh is scheduled to meet Obama at the White House on September 27.

Singh's trip is being termed as a working visit, which includes a meeting between the two leaders at the Oval Office and a luncheon.

"The meeting follows the Prime Minister's visit to Washington in 2009 and the President's memorable visit to India in 2010," Earnest said.

From Washington, Singh would fly to New York to attend the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.

Obama, would address the UN General Assembly on September 24 and would return to Washington the same night.

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