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Readout on President Obama's call to Prime Minister Singh of India

Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  May 23, 2009
 Readout on President Obama’s Call with Prime Minister Singh of India
Today, President Obama called Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India to congratulate him on being sworn-in for a second term as prime minister.  He also congratulated India on successfully completing the largest democratic exercise that the world has ever seen, calling it a testament to the strength of India’s democracy.  The two leaders recalled their warm meeting in London on April 2 and discussed their mutual desire to strengthen U.S.-India relations and work together to address common global challenges, such as the economic downturn, climate change, and counterterrorism.  President Obama also invited the Prime Minister to visit Washington.