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May 17, 2014
New Delhi

US President bids farewell to PM

The President Barak Obama of the United States called Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and bid farewell to him following his submitting his resignation after ten years in office. President Obama said "It has been a great pleasure to serve with you, there are very few people in public life that I have admired or appreciated more". He said the Prime Minister's tenure has been good for India and Indo-US relations and that he would miss working with Dr. Singh.

The Prime Minister thanked President Obama for his kind words and for his support and friendship while working with him. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said, "Your leadership has been an important factor in evolving a more cooperative framework in addressing global challenges".
Dr. Manmohan Singh said that the past decade has seen a significant transformation of Indo-US relations and significant progress was made in  the last five years This, he said, would not have been possible without the President's commitment, vision and leadership.

"India - US relations are also indispensable to advance peace, stability and prosperity. I am therefore very optimistic and confident about this relationship, which I am sure the next Indian Government will do everything to promote further", the Prime Minister added. 

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