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Press Release - Ambassador Mrs. Nirupama Rao presented her Credentials to U. S. President Mr. Barack H. Obama

Washington, DC                                                                                         
Ambassador of India to the United States, H.E. Mrs. Nirupama Rao presented her credentials on September 9, 2011 to the President of the United States of America H.E. Mr. Barack H. Obama at the Oval Office of the White House.

 President Obama warmly welcomed Ambassador Rao back to Washington and wished her every success in her high responsibilities as India’s next ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Rao, in her remarks to President Obama, conveyed warm greetings from the President and the Prime Minister of India to him and Mrs. Michelle Obama, adding that India was greatly encouraged by the President’s strong personal commitment to take the India-US strategic partnership forward. President Obama described the India-US global strategic partnership as a defining and indispensible collaboration for the 21st Century. He said the two countries enjoy a natural friendship and that the India-US partnership has proven to be dynamic and broad and serves to advance peace and prosperity in Asia and the world.