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26 September 2013

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is in the US to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), is slated to meet US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday. After his arrival in Washington, Prime Minister addressed reporters, terming US as an important strategic partner.


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Both the leaders are expected to discuss the status of the relationship between the two countries, and also a roadmap for future. They are also likely to discuss the issue of terrorism.


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Amidst other important issues, Singh is also likely to raise India's concerns over the proposed changes in US visa norms during his meeting with the US President.


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"The United States is one of our most important strategic partner and during President Obama's regime, we have taken several steps to widen and deepen this partnership in diverse fields. And during the present visit, we will review the progress that has been made and also what further can be done to give added meaning and content to this partnership," Singh said.


Meanwhile, there are reports of a US group asking Obama to raise issues of "discriminatory policies" by India on several points, including communications technology.


According to reports, the Prime Minister will leave for New York on Saturday to attend the UNGA. Singh's visit assumes more significance as he is slated to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday, and raise issues from terrorism to trade.



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