New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday said termed the three-day trip of India by US President Barack Obama as a 'historic visit', stating that its importance was reflective of the growing ties between New Delhi and Washington DC.
"You can expect a very historic visit of President Obama to India. We all have been working for it and it's only a matter of time before you know the results,"MEA official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told ANI.
He also said that the two countries share an expansive relationship.
Talking of the Nuclear Liability law, Akbaruddin stated that Extensive progress has been made between the two countries.
"Since the contact group was formed by President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi substantial progress has been made on that issue. When the two leaders meet today, we hope for an outcome which is a win-win situation both for us and the United States," he said.
Akbaruddin further stated that energy and defence shall be two major topics for discussion between Prime Minister Modi and President Obama, among others.
"India and United States have an expansive relationship. This is a relationship which covers a variety of sectors. We have been working assiduously over the last four months to re-energize this relationship in all areas. Energy is a major input in our development process and we hope to work with United States having access to low carbon renewable sources of energy," he said.
"Trade and economy are high on the agenda, defence is high on agenda, and as global partners we work together on a host of global challenges that both of us face. These include challenges that emanate from the region and beyond," he added.
President Obama, who landed in New Delhi earlier in the day, will take part in Republic Day celebrations on the invitation of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. He will be the first US President to attend a Republic Day celebration, the White House said. Obama, who visited Indiain 2010, is the first US president to visit the country twice while in office.
Obama's participation at the Republic Day celebrations is a sign of steadily expanding ties between the two countries.