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PM, Obama discuss 1st India-US strategic talks

PM Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama on Friday held a telephonic conversation during which they discussed matters related to the first Strategic Dialogue scheduled to take place on June three besides regional issues.



New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and
US President Barack Obama on Friday held a telephonic conversation
during which they discussed matters related to the first
Strategic Dialogue scheduled to take place on June three
besides regional issues.
"The two leaders discussed the forthcoming Strategic
Dialogue between the two countries scheduled next week in
Washington," a statement from the Prime Minister`s Office
said.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will be travelling
to Washington for the Strategic Dialogue with Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton on June 3.

The statement noted that both sides attach great priority
to the dialogue as a means to strengthen bilateral engagement
on a wide range of issues including high technology trade,
science & technology, civil nuclear cooperation, agriculture,
human resource development, security and other strategic
issues.
The two leaders took the opportunity to discuss regional
and global issues of mutual interest, the statement said.

During the conversation, Obama conveyed condolences on
the loss of lives resulting from the air crash in Mangalore
last week.

The Prime Minister told Obama that a warm welcome awaited
him and his family when they visit India.

Obama is slated to undertake his first visit to India
this year and dates for it are being finalised.

PTI

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