Obama to Share Impressions of China Visit with Singh: Kelly

US President Barack Obama, during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s high-profile state visit next week, will share with Singh impressions and thoughts of his maiden visit to China concluded recently, said reports.

Singh, after Obama took over in January this year, would be the first head of government to be hosted at the White House. Obama is slated to meet Singh at the White House on November 24.

At his daily press briefing, state department spokesman Ian Kelly told media persons that the US is looking forward to the state visit of the Indian Prime Minister.

“I am sure that since the President will have just gotten back from China, and that’ll be fresh on his mind that he will share some of his impressions and thoughts about his visit to China as well,” Kelly said while responding to a query.

It should be noted that in a joint statement with China, Obama expressed support for the improvement in Indo-Pak ties and their readiness to promote regional peace and stability.

Noting that the White House is working on an agenda for the Indo-US summit, Kelly said that Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns has been very actively involved in coordinating the strategic dialogue framework that the US has with India.

“The Secretary (of State, Hillary Clinton) looks forward to participating in these meetings. I think she is going to host at least one event here at the State Department,” he added.

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