We share a deep link in promoting freedom and security: Obama

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May 27, 2014

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday congratulated Narendra Modi on his being sworn-in as India’s 15th Prime Minister and said he looked forward to working with the new leader to strengthen strategic partnership.

May 27, 2014

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday congratulated Narendra Modi on his being sworn-in as India’s 15th Prime Minister and said he looked forward to working with the new leader to strengthen strategic partnership.

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday congratulated Narendra Modi on his being sworn-in as India’s 15th Prime Minister

“President Obama congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the new Indian government on their swearing-in today,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

“As the President and Prime Minister agreed in their call after the election, as the world’s two largest democracies, India and the United States share a deep bond and commitment to promoting economic opportunity, freedom, and security for our people and around the world,” he said.

“We look forward to working closely together with the new government to continue to strengthen and expand the U.S.-India strategic partnership for years to come,” Mr. Carney said in a statement. Mr. Obama had congratulated Mr. Modi on his electoral victory during a telephone call on the day poll results showed a landslide for the BJP.

During the brief maiden telephonic conversation, Mr. Obama had extended an invitation to the BJP leader to visit the U.S. to further strengthen bilateral ties.

The U.S., which has denied him visa since 2005 in the wake of the 2002 Gujarat riots, said Mr. Modi would be eligible for an A-1 visa as the Head of Government.


Courtesy: PTI