Obama: U.S., India Should Work Together on Poverty, Energy Projects
U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States can become India's "best partner" as he concluded a three-day visit to New Delhi on Tuesday.
"India and the United States are not just natural partners. I believe that America can be India's best partner," Mr. Obama told an audience of young people at a town hall meeting.
He said the United States wants to partner with India to lift people out of poverty, further industrial and technological growth and fight climate change. He said India ca
Obama Leading US Delegation to Pay Respects to Late Saudi King
U.S. President Barack Obama will lead a 30-member delegation to Riyadh on Tuesday to pay respects following last week's death of Saudi King Abdullah.
The group includes current officials and lawmakers as well as senior officials from previous presidential administrations, the White House said.
Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters traveling with Mr. Obama that the delegation will also meet with new King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
"I'm sure that while we're there they'll touch on some of the leading issues where we cooperate very closely with Saudi Arabia," Rhodes said.
He listed the U.S.-led military campaign targeting Islamic State militants in Syria, and the situation in Yemen, where U.S. airstrikes have for years targeted fighters from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, CIA Director John Brennan and the head of U.S. Central Command General Lloyd Austin are among the members of Mr. Obama's administration going to Saudi Arabia. Former Secretaries of State James Baker and Condoleezza Rice will also join the president, along with former National Security Advisers Brent Snowcroft, Sandy Berger and Stephen Hadley.
The White House said Mr. Obama is scheduled to be in Saudi Arabia for about four hours after arriving from his three-day trip to India.
n be a powerful agent for change in its neighbors as well, particularly in promoting the need for child vaccinations.
Mr. Obama also called for promotion of cleaner fuels to help fight climate change. And he forcefully expressed that India and the United States can agree on the need for a world without nuclear weapons. India and the United States are two among a handful of nations around the globe with nuclear weapons.