Manmohan Singh to leave for US today

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New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will leave for a landmark visit to United States today.

On Sunday, his entourage will reach Washington from Geneva. He will be received at the Andrews Air Force base.

US President Barack Obama will welcome Dr. Singh to the White House on Tuesday morning as the first State Guest of his presidency.

The State Dinner is scheduled for Tuesday evening; soon after his ceremonial welcome at the White House, the first meeting between the two leaders in the United States and a press conference.

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will host a lunch for Dr. Singh. He will also deliver an address to the Council for Foreign Relations and meet the Indian community in Washington during his four-day visit.

He will leave for Port-of-Spain to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit on November 26.

The visit to Washington is expected to highlight the strong and growing strategic partnership between the United States and India, and the friendship between the American and Indian people. (ANI)

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