Obama praises PM’s commitment to peace with Pakistan

November 8th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s “sincere and relentless” efforts to promote peace with Pakistan.

In response to a question at a press conference here, Obama said the Indian leader had both privately and publicly spoken about his desire and commitment to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan.

“Prime Minister (Manmohan) Singh is sincere and relentless in his desire for peace,” Obama said.

“So my hope is both sides can over the next several months, several years, find a mechanism to work out (a solution to) one of this very difficult issues.”

Obama made the observation after saying that the US was ready to play “any role” to help India and Pakistan reduce their tensions over Kashmir if they so desired.

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