PM to meet Obama in September

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 04:23 hrs

Washington, Aug 21 (IBNS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be meeting US President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington on Sept 27, said a top US official.

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met with Indian NSA Shivshankar Menon here on Tuesday.

In a statement issued after the meeting, National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said: "Noting our growing bilateral ties with India, Ambassador Rice said that the President was looking forward to welcoming Prime Minister Singh to the White House on Friday, September 27."

"This meeting follows the Prime Minister's visit to Washington in 2009, and the President's visit to India in 2010, and 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 United States and India," said Hayden.

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