Obama concludes India visit, flies to Indonesia

November 9th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday left New Delhi for Indonesia after his three-day visit to India.

Obama and his wife Michelle were given a warm send-off by Minister-in-Waiting Salman Khursheed, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and other officials.

US Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer was also present.

The Air Force One carrying the US First Couple took off from the Delhi Airport at 8.54 a.m.

Obama will be in Jakarta as part of his two-day visit to Indonesia, where he had spent four years of his childhood.

Obama, who arrived in Mumbai on Saturday, met President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other top leaders during his stay here.

He had yesterday announced US support to India’s bid for permanent seat in the UN Security Council and offered to play “any role” in reducing Indo-Pak tensions.

He also asked Pakistan to bring to justice perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

India and the US also agreed on a number of new initiatives, including cooperation on internal security, removal of Indian companies from the US sanctions’ list and setting up of a research centre in India in civil nuclear field.

The two countries also signed deals worth 10 billion dollars. (ANI)

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