Sunday, October 5, 2008

Barack Obama Writes to Indian Prime Minister

Barack Obama didn't meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his recent U.S. visit, but has written him a letter reports

Sen. Obama congratulated Dr. Singh for shepherding the nuclear cooperation agreement through the Indian parliament and deplored the recent string of terrorist attacks. Obama also said he hoped the civil nuclear cooperation would lead to greater cooperation on the non-proliferation issue, and said he would work with the U.S. Senate to secure ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

"Imagine our two democracies in action: Indian laboratories and industry collaborating with American laboratories and industry to discover innovative solutions to today's energy problems. That's the kind of new partnership I would like to build with India as president," he wrote.

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