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India, US agree on dialogue to strengthen ties

India, US agree on dialogue to strengthen ties
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First Published: Sat, May 29 2010. 12 43 AM IST
Updated: Sat, May 29 2010. 12 43 AM IST
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama reaffirmed that India and the US gave great priority to dialogue between the two democracies in a variety of strategic issues in a telephonic conversation on Friday evening, a press note from the Prime Minister’s Office said.
The two leaders discussed the forthcoming strategic dialogue between the two countries scheduled next week in Washington. India and the US are engaged in multilateral discussions on a wide range of issues including high technology trade,science and technology, civil nuclear cooperation, agriculture, humanresource development, security and other strategic issues.
The two leaders took the opportunity to discuss regional and global issues of mutual interest.
Expressing grief over the recent Air India tragedy, President Obama conveyed condolences on the loss of lives in Mangalore last week. The PrimeMinister said a warm welcome awaited the President and his familywhen they visit India.
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First Published: Sat, May 29 2010. 12 43 AM IST