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Obama meets PM Modi in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former US president Prime Minister Modi here today.

This is the first meeting between the two leaders after Obama left the in January.

"It was a pleasure to meet, once again, former president @BarackObama, and learn about the new initiatives being taken forward under his leadership at the @ObamaFoundation and his perspectives on further strengthening India-US strategic partnership," Modi tweeted.

Obama, who arrived in yesterday, addressed a summit organised by a media house earlier in the day.

At the summit, the former president said needed to cherish and nurture its Muslim population that is integrated and considers itself Indian.

It is an idea that needs to be reinforced, said Obama whose last visit to was in January 2015.

He was the first US president to be take part as the chief guest in the Republic Day celebrations.

Obama was the first US president to visit twice during his time in office. He had earlier visited in 2010 when Manmohan Singh was the prime minister.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 16:35 IST