PM likely to meet Obama during East Asia Summit

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 21:52

Chennai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is
likely to meet US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of
the East Asia Summit in Indonesia later this year.

"President Obama looks forward to joining Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh at the East Asia summit later in the year in
Indonesia," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said here
today.

She said the US wanted to work with India and "all of our
friends, all our allies" to build the East Asia Summit into
Asia Pacific`s premier forum for dealing with political and
security issues.

"We want to use it, set out priorities and lay out vision
for other regional institutions," Clinton said addressing
students and opinion makers at the Anna Centenary Library.

High on the list at the summit are maritime security,
including developing multilateral levels of cooperation,
disaster readiness response and relief and non-proliferation,
including working for a denuclearised Korean peninsula.

Clinton said she would be meeting her Indian counterpart S
M Krishna later this week at the ASEAN regional forum. "We
will be working in conjunction with ASEAN partners and soon
inaugurate a trilateral US-India-Japan dialogue.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 21:52

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