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PM Narendra Modi meets President Barack Obama: As it happened

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 00:51
Zee Media Bureau
Pic Courtesy - ‏@PMOIndia

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama met at the White House on Tuesday. This was the seventh meeting between them.

After the meeting they addressed a joint press conference during which PM Modi thanked Obama for supporting India's MTCR, NSG bid.

At the same time, India and the US promised to work together for the sake of global peace and security and the benefit of developing countries.

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Leaders reaffirmed support for a reformed UNSC with India as permanent member and for addressing global development and security challenges: FS.

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Terrorism was also the focus of the discussion. There was disccusion on how to deepen US-India colalboration against terrorism. US is comfortable supporting our initiative of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT): FS.

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Some agreements were finalised, one is the technical arrangement to sharing white shipping information. India recognised as a major defence partner for the US, we would be treated at a level similar to the closest allies of the US. This allows for better higher quality technology access on defence side, and liberal access to the dual-use technology side. Today the big challenge is we want a framework that allows not just sale or collabaration but allows Make in India to happen in defence side: FS.

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Last year when President Obama came to India we announced a US-India Joint Strategic Vision, the roadmap for that has been finalised: FS.

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On people to people interaction front, India is to open another consulate in Seattle: FS.

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There was also expressions of welcome of our imminent entry into Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR): Foreign Secretary.

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This matter will come up for discussion end of this month in South Korea, US has been supportive of this process for some time now: FS.

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We look forward to the acceptance of our application to join NSG: Foreign Secretary.

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We have this commitment to reach 40% target of non fossil fuel in terms of power generation by 2030: FS.

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US-India Catalytic Solar Finance Program looks to mobilise a large amount from private sector on solar projects: FS.

First Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 00:51
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