Obama, Singh discuss ties before dinner at 7 RCR

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New Delhi, Nov 8: Heads of India and United States, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting American President Barack Obama, are learnt to have held a meeting ahead of the scheduled formal talks to discuss ways to further strengthen bilater ties and co-operation.

Singh and Obama were slated to hold formal talks on Monday, Nov 8, which would be the last day of the US President's maiden trip to India.

However, ahead of the talks and the private dinner hosted by the Prime Minister at his 7, Race Course Road residence, the two leaders met for almost 25 minutes.

As per reports, the duo discussed ways through which the two countries could raise their cooperation to higher levels, particularly in economic, security, agriculture and science and technology.

The US President will on Monday, Nov 8 address both the houses of the Indian Parliament, after which both the countries are expected to issue a joint statement throwing light on the new areas of cooperation at bilateral and multilateral levels outlined during Obama's visit.

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