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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets Hamid Ansari

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met his Indian counterpart Hamid Ansari here today.

Biden, who arrived here on Monday on a four-day visit to India, will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee and meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other leaders to discuss the India-US engagement on a broad array of issues.

He will also address staff at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.

Biden would spend the next two days - July 24 and 25 - in Mumbai, where he would meet business leaders and deliver a policy speech at the Bombay Stock Exchange.

He then leaves for Singapore for the final leg of his nearly week-long trip.

"This trip will be an important opportunity to strengthen our partnerships within the region and reaffirm our commitment to re-balancing US foreign policy towards the Asia-Pacific," the White House had said earlier before Biden's departure for India.

His visit to India is expected to lay the ground work for a visit to the United States of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in September-October, during which he is expected to hold meetings with President Barack Obama.

First Published: Tue, July 23 2013. 12:05 IST