President Barack Obama In New Delhi: Meets PM Manmohan SinghBy Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Monday, November 8, 2010
Following the warm reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, President Barack Obama along with his wife Michelle Obama arrived at Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi at Rajghat where they paid floral tributes to the Father of the Nation. Just prior to his meeting with the Indian Prime Minister, the United States President described the partnerships between the two nations as the ‘defining partnership of the 21st century.’ President Barack Obama also went on to say that the main aim of his talks with the Indian leaders would be to give an impetus to the cooperation between the two countries as well as take note of matters such as “counter-terrorism and people to people contact.”
Later on Monday, President Barack Obama held restricted talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which was also attended by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, foreign secretary Nirupama Rao, sources have divulged. New Delhi would be the last destination of the U.S. President in India before he travels to Indonesia on his ten day Asian tour.
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