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Obama has given ‘new dimension’ to India-US relationship: Modi

President Barack Obama, with his ease and humility, has ‘given a new dimension’ to the India-US relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.

After several rounds of talks spread over two days in various formats – dinner and official meetings — Modi was highly appreciative of the personal touch given to the relationship between India and the US.

Yesterday afternoon, soon after their official meeting at the Oval Office, Obama took Modi to the nearby Martin Luther King Jr Memorial.

The two leaders walked to the front, appearing to chat.

Obama gestured a few times and appeared to be commenting on the King statue.

“We were together yesterday and today for quite some time. Today, in fact, he took me around. And with such ease, with such humility, he has given a new dimension to our relations,” Modi said in his remarks at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department.

“It is a hugely successful journey that I have undertaken here, and today I got this opportunity to meet all of you here. And I would also like to thank His Excellency President Obama from the core of my heart that you took out a lot of time,” Modi said in his remarks.


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