Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2011) – President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon met Friday with Indian National Security Advisor Advisor Shivshankar Menon at the White House. The meeting was to follow-up on the outcomes of President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Singh’s historic Summit in India in November 2010.
The White House Office of the Press Secretary reports that Mr. Donilon and Mr. Menon discussed ways to advance our bilateral agenda over the coming year, including the implementation of initiatives launched during the Summit, as well as building new platforms for collaboration that fulfill the promise of the global strategic partnership. The two also had candid, in-depth discussions on regional and global issues of mutual concern.
The President joined the meeting and reaffirmed his commitment to building a true global, strategic partnership with India. The President relayed his priorities for the coming year, including advancing our bilateral economic relationship and making progress on nuclear security efforts.