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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Singh

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met today on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C.  The two leaders vowed to continue to strengthen the robust relationship between the people of their countries and looked forward to the upcoming U.S./India Strategic Dialogue as the next step in that process.  They agreed on the need for India and the United States to work together on global development issues, including economic infrastructure, food security, and poverty reduction.

The two leaders also discussed the situation in Afghanistan and their shared vision for a strong, stable, and prosperous South Asia.  In this context, President Obama welcomed the humanitarian and development assistance that India continues to provide to Afghanistan.  President Obama also thanked Prime Minister Singh for his attendance at the Nuclear Security Summit and for India’s role in making the Summit a success.  They also discussed a number of regional and global issues, including counterterrorism and nonproliferation.  President Obama reiterated his commitment to visit India in 2010.