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Singh, Obama have telephone conversation

INDIAN Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the United States President Barack Obama held a telephone conversation yesterday, one day after Singh was sworn in as prime minister for a second term, according to a report of the Indo-Asian News Service today.

Obama congratulated Singh for winning his mandate in the general elections and the two leaders "resolved to work together on global challenges, including terrorism," according to the report.

Obama also said he looked forward to continuity in the India-US strategic partnership, the report quoted a key aide to Singh as saying.

The US president invited Singh to visit Washington soon, while Singh also reiterated his invitation to Michelle and Barack Obama to visit India, said the report.

Singh and Obama met for the first time on the sidelines of the Group of 20 Summit in London in early April.


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