Washington, Apr 10: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has left for US for the Nuclear Security Summit on Saturday, Apr 10. The Summit will be attended by leaders of 42 other countries.
According to a top White House official, US President Barack Obama will meet Singh on Sunday, Apr 11, on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit to discuss civil nuclear deal and other bilateral and regional issues.
“The President is very much looking forward to once again receiving Prime Minister Singh in Washington," White House spokesman Mike Hammer said in a news agency report.
“During their meeting on Sunday, the President"s first bilateral meeting in advance of next week"s Nuclear Security Summit, the leaders will discuss the upcoming Strategic Dialogue between India and the U.S. on June 3, nuclear security and non-proliferation and other regional and global issues of shared interest," Mr. Hammer said.
Obama and Singh would be meeting for the first time after the Nov 24, 2009 White House State Dinner in Washington.
On Wednesday, Apr 7, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had said that the Obama and Singh will discuss a host of bilateral and regional issues, the civil nuclear cooperation.
Recently US and India had concluded the negotiations on Reprocessing Agreement, which is crucial for implementing Indo-US civil nuclear deal.