New Delhi, Jan 25: Welcoming American President Barack Obama at the Republic Day celebrations, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy today said the visit will go a long way in strengthening Indo-US ties and will give a new dimension to it.
"The visit of US President Barack Obama has kindled hopes of giving a new dimension to the Indo-US relationship," Rudy said in a statement. He said after talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Obama, the Indo-US ties will scale new heights and will help further strengthen economic relationship as also bring in fresh investment in the country.
Rudy said Obama's visit will also help accomplish Prime Minister Modi's dream of skilling the country and empowering its youth to create India as the "skill capital" that will make every Indian more capable.
"For achieving this goal of skilling all youth in the country, the American help is important," he said. The minister also lauded Prime Minister Modi's initiative in taking forward the discussions with President Obama on issues like nuclear cooperation, science and space, technical education, social security and health, besides creating consensus on tackling terror unitedly across the world.