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Manmohan meets Obama in London

April 3, 2009
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today had his first substantive meeting with President Barack Obama during which he told the American leader that India would like to carry forward the Indo-US strategic relationship that had developed during the last five years.

During their talks, Obama hailed India's "high stature" because it had "unleashed economic forces" and said a lot of it had to do with the wisdom of Dr Singh.

Singh while conveying the greetings of President Pratibha Patil and people of India told Obama that "you are much loved and respected in India."

The prime minister said that India and the US share "same dreams and same vision" and the two countries will like to work together to realise those dreams.

Image: US President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Singh move towards the dias at the G-20 summit in London.
Text: PTI | Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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