India, US can do incredibly important things for themselves and world: White House

Obama and Modi met in Laos last week on the sidelines of the 14th India-Asean Summit and the 11th East Asia Summit in Vientiane, their eighth meeting in the last two years.

By: PTI | Washington | Published: September 15, 2016 7:56 am
narendra modi, barack obama, india-us relations, india-us cooperation, white house, modi-obama meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama during a bilateral meeting at 28th and 29th ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma

When India and the US cooperate, they can do incredibly important things not only for themselves but for the entire world, the White House has said nearly a week after American President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Laos.

“The United States and India have been able to work together on a number of shared priorities. There was a lot of scepticism internationally about whether the Paris climate agreement would be reached if India was not prepared to engage constructively in pursuit of a solution. But to his credit, that is exactly what Prime Minister Modi did. And he did that frequently consulting with President Obama and other world leaders,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters yesterday.

“But I think it’s a testament to the fact that the world’s two largest democracies, when we cooperate, can do incredibly important things, not just for our two countries, but for the planet and the president is proud of the legacy of the US-India relationship that’s been established under Prime Minister Modi and President Obama’s leadership,” Earnest said in response to a question.

Obama and Modi met in Laos last week on the sidelines of the 14th India-Asean Summit and the 11th East Asia Summit in Vientiane, their eighth meeting in the last two years.

“I know that the President enjoyed the opportunity that he had to sit down with Prime Minister Modi. The two leaders have cooperated extensively on a range of shared priorities particularly with regard to the climate agreement that was reached in Paris at the end of last year,” he said.

“The President has obviously engaged in an effort to encourage other countries around the world to join that agreement before the end of this year. And certainly, Prime Minister Modi is well aware of the significance of this international agreement. I know that he is supportive of the contents of the agreement because of the positive impact it would have on the future of his nation,” Earnest said.

Typically, when the President has the opportunity to sit down with Modi, they don’t just talk about climate, they also talk about other extensive ties between the US and India, particularly with regard to economy and national security, he noted.

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    M k
    Sep 17, 2016 at 6:30 am
    happy birthday to our honourable prime minister may he live long and healthy
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      Ravi upadhya
      Sep 15, 2016 at 12:44 pm
      Yes really because one is technology and the other one is manpower resources lt;br/gt;For American technology india is market
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      1. Shrikant Sharma
        Sep 15, 2016 at 3:00 am
        Time and again obama and modi r proving. My sayings as correvct that both can create miracles they have got a chemistry not seen in 21st century in internationsal politics it was seen only in second world war.
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        1. Shrikant Sharma
          Sep 15, 2016 at 1:38 pm
          Time and again obama and modi r proving. My sayings as correvct that both can create miracles they have got a chemistry not seen in 21st century in internationsal politics it was seen only in second world war.if us and india joins with israel then ther combined drone attacks can make world free of terrorism and if these three countrie sffering most because of islamic terrorism can make a will then their drone attacks can make the world free of islamic bomb which oakistan has hiused about hundredas in nos in nearby karachi.
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