Committed to deepening strategic partnership with India: US

The White House has issued a press statement on the President Barack Obama's talks with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Washington: The White House has issued a press statement on the President Barack Obama's talks with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“As leaders of two great democratic nations with diverse traditions and faiths, we share vision for partnership in which US and India work together,” the statement said.

“Our strategic partnership rests on our shared mission to provide equal opportunity for our people through democracy and freedom.”

“The currents of kinship and commerce, scholarship and science tie our countries together,” statement from Obama said, adding, “They allow us to rise above differences by maintaining the long-term perspective.”

On the security front and the fight against terror, the statement said, “Through intense consultations, joint exercises and shared technology, our security cooperation will make region and the world safe and secure. Together,we will combat terrorist threats and keep our homelands and citizens safe from attacks.”

“We will prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and remain committed to reducing the salience of nuclear weapons,” it added.

The US also stressed on the importance of nurturing the strategic relationship between the two countries. “US and India commit to expand and deepen our strategic partnership in order to harness inherent potential of our two democracies. We have a vision that the US and India will have a transformative relationship as trusted partners in the 21st century,” it said.

“Our partnership will be a model for the rest of the world,” it said.

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