US envoy calls on Manmohan Singh, Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Sep.18 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer met Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday.

Ambassador Roemer met Prime Minister Singh at his official Race Course Road residence.

During their meeting they discussed the planned visits of the Prime Minister to the United States and a broad range of bilateral and global issues.

Ambassador Roemer conveyed President Obama's warm greetings and anticipation at seeing the Prime Minister in Pittsburgh for the G-20 meeting and for the Prime Minister's official state visit in November.

"The upcoming official state visit, the first by a foreign leader during the Obama Administration, is a testament to the vital importance of the U.S.-India strategic partnership in addressing our greatest global challenges," said Ambassador Roemer.

Earlier, the Ambassador met with Home Affairs Minister P. Chidambaram to review the important next steps which India and the United States will be pursuing following the Minister's successful working visit to the United States.

During the visit, Minister Chidambaram met with the full range of senior officials in New York and Washington to discuss America's homeland security initiatives following the September 11, 2001, attacks as well as future initiatives for security and counterterrorism cooperation between India and the United States. (ANI)

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